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Saturday, June 5, 2021

2021 Films: I've Been Afraid

I've Been Afraid by Cecelia Condit
Milwaukee, WI 

Running Time: 7 minutes
Screening Time: TBA
Experimental/ Music Video/Women


"I've Been Afraid" is about the fear of aggression, and those paralyzing forces that allow the body to accept violence.



Director's Bio

Condit has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, American Film Institute, National Endowment for the Arts, Mary L. Nohl Foundation, and the Wisconsin Arts Council. Her work has shown internationally in festivals, museums, and alternative spaces and is represented in collections including the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, the Centre Georges Pompidou Musee National d' Art Moderne, Paris, France, and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, among others.

Condit studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, received a B.F.A. in sculpture from the Philadelphia College of Art, and M.F.A. in photography from Tyler School of Art of Temple University. At present, she is professor emerita in the Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Formerly, she was a professor and director of the graduate program in film.


Director Statement


In the psychological landscape of contemporary fairy tales, my videos and songs put a subversive spin on the traditional mythology of women in film and the psychology of sexuality and violence. Exploring the dark side of female subjectivity, my “feminist fairy tales” focus on friendships, the natural world, and the fragility of existence.







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