Feminist activist and film theorist Julia Lesage is noted for her scholarship on revolutionary and avant-garde film practice. In 1977, Lesage unwittingly launched a public outcry when the University of Illinois at Chicago attempted to dismiss her for her outspoken feminism. Lesage is also a filmmaker in her own right and has won grants and awards in support of her documentaries such as In Plain English and El Crucero. In 1980, Lesage participated in a panel series at The Kitchen discussing “Television, Society, and Art” in relation to audience perception and the potential for social reform through televised media.
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