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"As in all feminist filmmaking, Rozema's theme and technique in Mermaids are inextricably bound because in cinema technique constitutes the signifying system. [...] Rozema's technique is to make conscious the mechanism of cinematic looking, while her theme is the legitimisation of one woman's way of looking."
-- George Godwin

Godwin, George. "Reclaiming the subject: A feminist reading of I've Heard the Mermaids Singing." Cinema Canada, May 1988. (p.23)