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THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE

ART OF IMPACT

US 2020, 108 min Director MARIA FINIZO
With humor and candor in equal measure, The Dilemma of Desire follows a quartet of remarkable women whose work in science, academia, industrial design, and art has paved the way for a better understanding of women’s sexual desire, anatomy, and health in an era when women’s rights are once again under fire. Did you know there wasn’t a single visual reference for the clitoris in the original printing of Gray’s Anatomy? “It’s almost as if they wiped womanhood out of the text,” neuroscientist and professor Dr. Stacey Dutton points out. In a world where we put a man on the moon before understanding how women experience pleasure, director Maria Finitzo highlights the pioneers in the struggle to destigmatize and demystify women’s sexuality.

DIRECTOR

MARIA FINITZO is a two-time Peabody Award-winning social issue documentary filmmaker whose 30 years as a filmmaker has resulted in a body of work that has won every major broadcast award including most recently the Alfred E. duPont Award and has been screened in festivals and theaters around the world. Her films are novelistic in their structure, providing multiple points of connection for an audience. Her films include 5 Girls, Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita, With No Direction Home, In the Game, and Hard Earned. She is a longtime associate of the award-winning documentary company, Kartemquin Films, one of the oldest and most respected social issue documentary film companies in the country.

FILM INFO

COUNTRY:US
YEAR:2020
RUNNING TIME:108 min
LANGUAGE:English
DIRECTOR:Maria Finitzo
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