Secret museums [videorecording] / Sophimages & Artisan Films ; in coproduction with ZDF, in collaboration with Arte, ORF - Canvas - AVRO, R.T.B.F. télévision belge, COBO Fund with the participation of Television Suisse Romande (TSR) une enterprise de SRG SSR idee Suisse in association with YLE Teema ; written and directed by Peter Woditsch .
Brooklyn, NY : Icarus Films, c2008.
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Producers, Sophie Schoukens & Jan Roekens ; camera, Remon Fromont ; editing, Luc Plantier, Peter Woditsch ; music, Vladimir Martinka ; research Peter Woditsch, Ghislaine Peeters
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DVD-R, NTSC; widescreen.
Narration in English with English, French, Dutch dialogue ; some English subtitles.
"Throughout the ages, erotic art has been created by some of the world's best-known artists, but it is rarely on public display. Whether it is held in private collections, or kept under lock and key in museums and libraries worldwide, erotic art and literature remains censored. But when graphic, even extreme, sexual imagery is freely available on the Internet, why is erotic art considered so dangerous that it must be prohibited? 'Secret Museums' features interviews with wealthy collectors, museum curators and guides, librarians, authors, gallery directors, art restorers and experts in erotic art, who discuss the reasons for the cultural suppression and control of erotic art; how institutional gatekeepers, as the protectors of public morality, decide what is acceptable; the difficulty of some in accepting sexuality as an appropriate subject for art; the compulsion to assemble private collections; and how many erotic masterpieces remain hidden today"--Container.
Running time on disc label, 73 min. Displayed running time, 77 min.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
2008 Vancouver International Film Festival ; 2009 Tel-Aviv International Documentary FIlm Festival ; 2009 Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival.
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- Other contributors
Artisan Films (Firm)