restricted access Barefoot Filmmaking Manifesto (UK, 2009)

Renowned feminist filmmaker Sally Potter’s manifesto, written when she was preparing her film Rage (UK, 2009)—which she described as “naked cinema” at the film’s premiere in Berlin—has much in common with many of the DIY manifestos contained herein, from Claude Jutra’s “How to Not Make a Canadian Film” (see chap. 2 in this volume) to Humberto Solás’s “Poor Cinema Manifesto” (see chap. 3 in this volume), to Steven Soderbergh’s “Full Frontal Manifesto” (see chap. 5 in this volume). All share the same goal of maintaining artistic independence and integrity in the face of aesthetic and economic pressures.