War Zone (1997)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Gender Issues, Social Issues  |   Release Date - Aug 12, 1998 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - Germany, United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Bhob Stewart

For this documentary on public behavior by men toward women and how women are affected by this, filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West shot on the streets of four cities (New Orleans, San Francisco, NYC, Chicago), interviewing 1,053 men. She edited that material down to the 53 subjects seen in this 71-minute film that intercuts black-and-white and color footage. Men caught looking, leering, whistling, or making sexist comments were approached by Hadleigh-West and asked to explain themselves. For an alternative point of view, five women discuss their fears, revealing clothing, street harassment, male attitudes, and reactions to male comments on their appearance. Shown at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival.



fight, harassment, sexual-harassment, women