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Maxi CohenBy Maxi Cohen
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Maxi CohenBy Maxi Cohen
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LADIES ROOMS AROUND THE WORLD

Since 1980, I have been photographing and videotaping LADIES ROOMS AROUND THE WORLD. From the Aboriginal Outback to Zambia, Bombay to Bosnia, Rio to Tel Aviv, the lens captures vulnerable moments where the Secrets of Women are disclosed.

The short films, ranging in subject matter from political outcry to celebration of the feminine, are diverse in form. The first short I made was in an Aboriginal bar where the women dragged me into the ladies room to talk, as they were afraid the men would overhear. As the only white woman in the bar, they felt they had a conduit to the outside world and needed to report the rape and incest that was rampant in the village.

The most recent LADIES ROOM film I finished I shot at Burning Man. The LADIES ROOM film I am currently working on, for which I am asking your help, I shot with experts in the field of sex (therapists, surrogates, Tantricas, gender benders, etc.) at a “Sexuality Conference” in New York City. This last film celebrates sex and provokes gender issues in a highly entertaining way.

The LADIES ROOMS project includes photography, videos, a book, museum exhibitions, and an interactive website designed for exchange and change with the intent of empowering women for the good of all.

We’ve spent the support from the New York State Council on the Arts and friends, so we hope you’ll help us take the next step. To date, all the shorts have been shot, in fact, made by myself. For this latest, feature film director of cinematography Nancy Schreiber, winner of the Sundance Film Festival Cinematography Award and Women in Film Crystal Award for Vision, shot in the most beautiful ladies room in New York City. We need finishing funds for this latest short in the series.

Our intention is that this short will be part of a touring museum exhibition; we will submit it to film festivals and we’ve considered it as the start for a feature film.

Make your contribution here and receive films and art for your walls, which you can check out on the websites.

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