By Cybelle H. McFaddenGendered Frames, Embodied Cameras: Varda, Akerman, Cabrera, Calle, and Maïwenn is the 1st ebook to hyperlink those 5 filmmakers jointly via an research of the connection among filming one’s personal physique and the artistic physique. via engaged inventive practices, those lady filmmakers flip the digicam to their our bodies for you to exhibit the method of creative construction and to provide themselves as filmmakers and artists of their paintings from 1987–2009. by way of making noticeable their our bodies, they provide a much wider variety of illustration of ladies in French movie. via avant-garde shape, during which tangible corporeal parts are made snapshot, they rework representational content material and convey new cinematic our bodies with the ability to steer signifying practices in modern French tradition. by way of rendering obvious their inventive perform and praxis and their digital camera of their work—reflexive practices that still unite those filmmakers—these ladies additionally visually declare the function of filmmaker and artistic topic. therefore they determine their authority in a movie within which women’s participation and popularity in their achievements have traditionally been under that in their male counterparts.