The Chalet School Revisted
TitleThe Chalet School Revisted
DirectorJu Gosling
CountryUK
Year1998
Duration1hr
FormatVhs video, Umatic video, CDR
DescriptionGirls' school stories have been uniquely popular with girls worldwide throughout the 20th century, but the genre has faced widespread dismissal, criticism, hostility and ridicule for its representations of a girl- and women-centred world, However, at the end of the century, straight and queer women, feminists and fans alike are now publicly reclaiming and celebrating the genre and its message of girl power. The Chalet School Revisited looks at Elinor M. Brent-Dyer's phenomenally successful series, its author and its fans, and features excerpts from the Chalet School series read by actress Kate O'Mara. It is also a film about the power of books and the part they play in readers' lives.