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Lesbiana - A Parallel Revolution

Myriam FOUGÈRE

  • Canada
  • 2012
  • 63min
  • Beta
  • color
  • Documentary

A parallel revolution was born out of the feminist movement of the 1970\'s. Filmmaker Myriam FOUGÈRE takes us on a journey to meet the lesbian writers, philosophers and activists who were key players in creating a revolutionary sisterhood. From Montréal to Texas, by way of New York, Myriam encounters lesbians who chose to live only among women. This marginal yet international movement is brought to life through archival footage and photographs, and evocative interviews with these courageous women, many of whom are now in their seventies and eighties.


 


Lesbiana – A Parallel Revolution traces the history of lesbianism that emerged with the feminist movement of the 1970s, and takes us on a journey to meet the lesbian writers, philosophers, artists and activists who ignited the revolution. From 1975 to the present, women in various places like New York, Texas and Montreal have established experimental communities, dreaming of a new world that could overturn values that emphasize masculinity and heterosexuality.
The director recreates the history of radical lesbianism that spread worldwide through archival footage and photographs, and the interviews with these women–many of whom are now in their seventies and eighties–who are still just as powerful. These women’s experiments overturned the established social values and ranks and created the vision of a different social reality. As the director describes, “Lesbianism leads to the realization of the self as a member of the community that has come together on the basis of love and political views, which is a territory that overcomes all borders”. This radical feminist movement strove to create the utopia for women by dismantling the concepts of nation/patriarchy. [HONG So-in]

Director

  • Myriam FOUGÈREMyriam FOUGÈRE

    Born in Quebec City, Canada. While living in New York City from 1987 to 1992, Myriam FOUGÈRE organized the “East Coast Lesbian Festival” with Lin DANIELS. She wrote, shot and directed a documentary about breast cancer entitled, On a Moving Path which won the Best Experimental Documentary at the Baltimore Women’s Film Festival and the Second Prize at the Image et Sante Festival in Liege, Belgium in 2008.

Credit

  • ProducerMyriam FOUGÈRE, Pauline VOISARD
  • Cast Jackie ANDERSON, Suzanne BOISVERT, Nicole BROSSARD
  • Screenwriter Myriam FOUGÈRE
  • Cinematography Myriam FOUGÈRE
  • Editor Myriam FOUGÈRE
  • Music Alix DOBKIN, Ferron, Gin BERGERON, Kay GARDNER, Maxine FELDMAN, Melanie MONSOUR, Pam HALL, Toni ARMSTRONG Jr., The Washington Sisters
  • Sound Martin HURTUBISE