Monica Dall'Asta

Women Film Pioneers: una nuova prospettiva sulla storia del cinema

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  • The essay offers an introduction to the Women Film Pioneers Project
  • a collaborative research launched about the end of the last century and now involving contributions by several dozens of scholars across the world. Three key methodological issues are examined: periodization and the choice to focus on silent cinema
  • the adoption of a transnational approach
  • and the projectâ€
  • s orientation toward a concept of social history. In this frame
  • the ongoing investigation concerning the work of Italian women film pioneers is presented as a valuable contribution to a deeper appreciation of the global phenomenon of womenâ€
  • s participation into the film industries and cultures of early XXth century


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