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Otro punto de vista:
Mujer y cine en Argentina

by Viviana Rangil, associate professor of Spanish
Beatriz Viterbo Editora, 2005
Most women filmmakers in Argentina have “an ambiguous and ambivalent relationship with feminism and gender issues,” says Viviana Rangil. Under the country’s patriarchal system, “women have fought hard to make their mark.” But “even if they acknowledge the gains obtained by the feminist movement, they generally do not want to be labeled ‘feminist.’”

Rangil’s essays examine the work and accomplishments of women in contemporary Argentinean filmmaking, as do her personal interviews with women directors, producers, activists, and others working in cinema. Topics include the past and future directions of the Argentinian film industry, the challenges women face in launching feature films, and the role of women who work in less visible genres such as documentaries.

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Blinding the Goldfinches
by Michelle Cherney Gillett ’69
The Backwaters Press, 2005
Awarded the Backwaters Prize by poet Hayden Church, who finds in this collection of poems “only the firm, quiet enterprise of authenticity”

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Stop Whining and Start Winning:
8 Surefire Ways for Women to Thrive in Business

by Molly Shepard & Jane Stimmler ’72
Plume, 2005
Strategies to help women understand business culture, balance work and home life, and get ahead on their own terms

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Lily and the Imaginary Zoo
by Seneca Clark '99 & Sandy Giardi; illustrated by Julie Decedue
Three Bean Press, 2005
Lily encounters animal sculptures—actual public art around Boston—which come alive in the girl’s imagination; for ages 3–6

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