BRUSSELS TRIBUNAL
Vara/Dutch T.V.
Producer/Director/Writer: Mira Hamermesh
 
  The Tribunal of Crimes against Women held in Brussels was a milestone in the history of feminism, and was timed to coincide with International Women's Year. The participants came from every continent, and like most feminist activities, the political platform avoided the formal structures of similar organisations practised by men. What it lost in legalistic issues was compensated for by the devotion and passion of the participants, who were presenting case after case of the crimes committed against women in almost every sphere of life.  
 
 

TNeedless to say, the English media unanimously rejected coverage of the event, and this modest film was strictly the result of my own endeavour, and of the crew who volunteered time and labour for free. Dutch television generously offered the negative in exchange for a copy to be transmitted on their network. .

 
1975
30 Mins
16mm