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Film/Video

PSSSHT

1968  |  16mm  |  color  |  sound  |  5 min
Holly Fisher & Romas V. Slezas
Fisher/Slezas Films Inc.
Holly Fisher
Romas V. Slezas
Ellsworth S. Moody
Anna Conda, Derycke Rocke, Maurice Ponk

Conceived by: Holly Fisher

Award Winner, Ann Arbor Film Festival (1968)


The Environmental Film Festival, Washington, DC (2013)
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI (1968)



The dangers of aerosol sprays to the ozone layer were all over the news in the late ‘60s, right up there with fierce anti-Vietnam War sentiment, identity politics, and a burgeoning environmental movement launched by Rachel Carlson’s Silent Spring. Within this context, it was an advert for a “feminine crotch spray” that inspired the making of PSSSHT!