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I Need Your Full Cooperation

I Need Your Full Cooperation

1989 (video, 28 mins.)

An experimental documentary about the history of women’s treatment by the US medical system.

Juxtaposing feminist examinations of medical practices, narratives of patient treatments and archival footage, I Need Your Full Cooperation reveals the evolution of women’s relationship to modern medicine. This tape dramatizes Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “rest cure” in an adaptation of her 1892 story The Yellow Wallpaper, and includes critical commentary by activist/writer Barbara Ehrenreich and historian Carroll Smith-Rosenberg.


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