This is the end
Besides opening my eyes to many different films and authors, this class helped me make sense of feminist and queer theory. I had taken a class this past fall called "Theorizing Dancing Bodies" in which we talked about Butler and other such theorists but I simply couldn't grasp warren their ideas/concepts. After this class, however, strengthen my understanding for which I am greatful.
I also learned that a lot goes into making a film. A film crew has to be 100% dedicated to the project or else it won't get made and the message won't reach the target audience. Also, the director of a film has to know a lot about lighting, color, film angles, etc in order to convey his/her message.
A few surprises: I had no idea it was so difficult for women to get into the film-making industry (the industry is still very sexist which made me quite sad). I also learned just how important correct terminology is when discussing trans issues. I'm very thankful that my eyes were opened to this topic because I had never really encountered it before; I appreciate learning about different people whenever i can. I also was impressed with everyone's final project films. Seriously y'all! Fabulous work!
I wish I had taken the opportunity to learn how to edit a video but sadly there just wasn't enough time on my end. I guess that's what i get for juggling 2 classes and nightly dance rehearsals.
Thank you everyone for making this class interesting and fun. I greatly enjoyed it!