GIRL FROM GOD'S COUNTRY

By Karen DAY

GRETA JOANNE ENTERTAINMENT - as SALES All rights, World

Art - Culture - Completed 2014


    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Historical, Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 66 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Karen DAY
    • Writer(s)
    • Karen DAY
    • Synopsis
    • Documentary about Nell Shipman, first female independent film maker to pioneer the nude scene and animal advocate. In 1921, Shipman refused a contract with Sam Goldfish (later Goldwyn) and moved to the Idaho wilderness with a zoo of 70 wild animals to write, direct, produce and act in movies portraying women as self-reliant heroines who rescued their male leads. Shipman performed her own stunts and developed an uncanny rapport with her animal actors. The film reveals the forgotten legacy of Shipman and a generation of female silent film pioneers. The documentary includes rare footage of these artists, including minority filmmakers, Zora Neale Hurston and Miriam Wong. Geena Davis and women directors discuss gender-inequities Nell and her counterparts faced that perpetuate in today's film industry.
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