I recommend these terrific films: Quartier Mozart (Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Senegal, 1992) -a contemporary trickster tale about a woman who uses sorcery to inhabit a man's body Paris Is Burning (Jennie Livingston, US, 1990) -drag as the performance of gender, class, and race Father Son and Holy War, part 2 (Anand Patwardhan, India, 1994) -examine religious and military issues in the construction of masculinity in India, as well as the importation of "American" masculinity in the likes of Hulk Hogan. On Boys, Girls, and the Veil (Yousry Nasrallah, Egypt, 1994) -a lively documentary on the veil debate. (Try Arab Film Distribution in Seattle) The Silences of the Palace (Moufida Tlatli, Tunisia, 1994) -a gorgeous and sensuous film dealing with women's place in Islam, among other things, directed by a woman. The Watermelon Woman (Cheryl Dunye, US, 1996) Black lesbian filmmaker discovers a black lesbian actor in the archives (Kino?) And Still I Rise (Ngozi Onwurah, UK, 1995) -a provocative 30 minute film on African diaspora women's sexuality and embodiment (Women Make Movies) Laura U. Marks SSAC: Film Studies Carleton University [log in to unmask] ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.