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Irene Lusztig

When I learned I was pregnant with my son in 2006, I started collecting old, discarded educational films on eBay that had to do with pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood. As a filmmaker who often works with archival materials, thinking visually about the histories and ideologies embedded in ...Read more

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