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“Filleing” the Cinema Gap: The Precarity of Toronto’s Necessary Emerging Network of Feminist Film Critics

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Claudia Sicondolfo’s piece documents the labour practices of four feminist film critics who each started a feminist film collective. Based on interviews with the women, Sicondolfo argues that they fill, or rather “fille”—as she playfully suggests—the lack of spaces for female film criticism. To filling/filleing these gaps the four young women in response to the precarious nature of the neoliberal economy, are moved to create their own meaningful work through their feminist subjectivities and creative exchanges. These women are part of a new youth led, creative labour force who forge their own employment opportunities. For Sicondolfo this research calls for a wider understanding of the affective labour practices of young people in the face of current policies and socio-economic realities.

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Sicondolfo, C. (2018). “Filleing” the Cinema Gap: The Precarity of Toronto’s Necessary Emerging Network of Feminist Film Critics. In: Driver, S., Coulter, N. (eds) Youth Mediations and Affective Relations. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98971-6_11

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