This is enlightening--thanks!
In fact, isn't this a lot like the 100 Great Books?
Every canon has its powerplays, politics and price. In books, women are
missing, and when there, they are mostly PD (public domain--no royalties;
also, conveniently, dead). A recent book on women writers dated 1994 has
NO women of color except Toni Morrison (Nobel oblige, I guess...) True,
she only refers to women born until 1931, but where then are Zora Neale
Hurston? Audre Lorde? Adrienne Rich?
Similarly with film: almost no women, and certainly no independent (in
every sense of the word) woman! Not to mention films independent of major
distribution, mainstream politics, etc.
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