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Daughter Rite

Daughter Rite

This classic, which explores relationships between mothers and their adult daughters, illustrates the missing link between the 'direct cinema' documentaries and the later hybrids that acknowledged truth couldn't always be found in front of a camera lens. “Scandalous in its day for bending the rules of representation to enlighten its audience about filmmaking, DAUGHTER RITE has a lot to teach folks hooked on reality TV, too.

Citron's documentary inquiries into feminism, women in the trades, and feminist approaches to media representation are time capsules that merit re-opening." -B. Ruby Rich, author of " Chick Flicks: Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement"

"A technically stunning achievement."
Vincent Canby New York Times

"The beauty of Citron's subject and of her treatment is the more personal it becomes, the more political it be-comes. Every woman who has a mother ought to see this film."
Jane Feuer Jump Cut


Main credits

Citron, Michelle (film director)
Citron, Michelle (screenwriter)
Citron, Michelle (editor of moving image work)
Victor, Penelope (actor)
Wilford, Anne (actor)
Hancock, Jerri (narrator)

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Distributor subjects

Cinema Studies, Documentary Studies, Family Relations, Motherhood


Film industry, feminism, gender issues; "Daughter Rite"; Women Make Movies