Liberty’s Booty
Vivienne Dick
Docu-fiction : 48' / Sexual Abuse, Women, Feminism, Sex Work, Activism, Gender

An investigation into prostitution from a female perspective under a late capitalist economy. Also, a document and a celebration of a New York subculture in the late seventies. With a dense mix of real testimonies, verité footage and acted out scenarios, this film examines power relations and the commodification of the body.



October 12 | 19h30 | Batalha Centro de Cinema - Sala 2 Buy Tickets

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Year: 1980

Country: USA

Language: english

Subtitles: portuguese

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Vivienne Dick


Vivienne Dick (Donegal, Ireland, 1950) studied at University College, Dublin. Between 1977 and 1982 she lived in New York, part of a group of filmmakers affiliated to the music and aesthetic of punk. Dick returned to Ireland in 1982 and then to London in 1985, where she was a member of The London Filmmakers Coop for many years. Her films have been screened at cinemas, museums and film festivals, including Tate Britain, MoMA and Berlinale. She lives in Galway, Ireland, where she teaches and continues to make films.





2020 - New York Our Time (Documentary)
2015 - Red Moon Rising (Experimental Short)
2013 - The Irreducible Difference of the Other (Experimental Short)
1994 - A Skinny Little Man Attacked Daddy (Short Documentary)
1990 - New York Conversations (Short Documentary)
1983 - Like Dawn to Dust (Experimental Short)
1980 - Liberty’s Booty (Short Film)
1979 - Beauty Becomes the Beast (Short Film)
1978 - She Had Her Gun All Ready (Short Film)
1978 - Guerillère Talks (Short Film)
1978 - Staten Island (Experimental Short)


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