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ARCHIVE

8th(2006)



Prostitutes in Lyons Speak Up / Les Prostitutes de Lyon Parlent

Carole Roussopoulos

  • France
  • 1975
  • 46min
  • Beta
  • black and white

In 1975, hundreds of prostitutes take over a cathedral in Lyon. A video monitor is set up on the street in front of the cathedral to broadcast to pedestrians passing by the stories of the women demonstrators inside. A childhood tainted with domestic violence, bad relationships, exhausting and neverending labor to support a family as a wife and a mother, all their efforts towards self-preservation were no different from other women. The protestors state that the nation is nothing but a corrupted pimp and berates a government that does not stop police brutality and extortion and fails to change an absurd institution that cannot guarantee social benefits despite the considerable tax it imposes onto the people. The cross-editing between the cathedral and the prostitutes creates a third perspective that critiques the conventional division between ‘the madonna’ and ‘the prostitute.’ (Nam In-young)

Director

  • Carole RoussopoulosCarole Roussopoulos

    Carole Roussopoulos was born in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1945. She began her studies in literature in Switzerland, then she went to Paris where she met her husband, Paul Roussopoulos, a Greek painter. In the early years of her career, she worked as a journalist at Vogue. From 1970 she started filmmaking with her video camera. In 1970 she organized a small video group in Paris called Video Out. That same year, she made Jean Genet parle d’Angela Davis and shot a video in the Palestinian camps, Hussein, le N럕on d’Aman. In 1982, she founded the Simone de Beauvoir Audiovisual Center with Delphine Seyrig and Iona Wieder, the first audiovisual center devoted to women’s history. She has made numerous video and film works especially dedicated to the women’s liberation movement including Debout ! Une histoire du mouvement de liberation des femmes (2000). In 1992, Roussopoulos was named Knight of Arts and Letters and in 2001 Knight of the Legion of Honor, recognizing “her 32 years of artistic activity as a filmmaker.”

Credit

  • ProducerCarole Roussopoulos
  • Cinematography Carole Roussopoulos
  • Editor Carole Roussopoulos