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Art Critique Essay History Nonfiction Theory

Introduction: We are Born in Flames

By Craig Willse and Dean Spade, 2013

This essay introduces the dossier, situating Lizzie Borden’s 1983 film Born in Flames in the contemporary political context. After offering a brief synopsis of the film, the essay argues that Born in Flames serves as both a document of feminist, anti-racist social movements and as inspiration for modeling future political work. The essay then briefly introduces the pieces that comprise the dossier.

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