Feminista: A Journey to the Heart of Feminism in Europe

A film by Myriam Fougère

Canada | 2017 | 60 minutes | Color | DVD | Order No. 191238

FEMINISTA is a lively and inspiring feminist road movie that explores the largely unrecognized yet hugely vibrant pan European feminist movement.

SYNOPSIS

FEMINISTA is a lively and inspiring feminist road movie that explores the largely unrecognized yet hugely vibrant pan European feminist movement. Filmmaker Myriam Fougère joined an international group of young feminists who were traveling across twenty countries – from Turkey to Portugal, by the way of the Balkans, to Italy, Spain and Portugal – to make connections and unite forces with other women. She witnessed these determined activists participating in political gatherings, supporting homegrown local feminist struggles, exchanging strategies, and inventing new ways to resist and fight for change. Revealing how feminism is transmitted from one generation to another, FEMINISTA provides a rare glimpse into a widespread feminist groundswell movement, possibly one of the largest and unrecognized mass political movements that is very much alive and well throughout Europe today.

SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS

  • Voci di Donne Invisibili Prize- Festival Terra di Tutte, Bologna, Italy
  • Milwaukee Women's Film Festival
  • Roma Cinema Doc Film Festival
  • QUEERSICHT Queer Film Festival, Switzerland
  • Vox Femina Film Festival, Zagreb
  • Festival International de Cine LGBT de Madrid
  • Cineffable, Paris
  • Zinegoak, Bilbao
  • Divers Valencia, Spain
  • In & Out, Nice, France
  • Porto Femme International Film Festival, Portugal
  • Festival Diversa de Panamá
  • Festival Visuelles, Canada
  • Mix Milano

ABOUT FILMMAKER(S)

Myriam Fougère

Myriam Fougère is a multidisciplinary artist born in Quebec City, Canada. Prior to becoming a filmmaker, Myriam worked as a sculptor and photographer, showing her work in women-only spaces for more than two decades. Her first film was a poetic, innovative documentary about breast cancer entitled "On A Moving Path," which Myriam wrote shot and directed. (delete this Her film won Best Experimental Documentary at the Baltimore Women's Film Festival in 2008, and Second Prize at the Image et Santé Festival in Liège, Belgium the same year.

"Lesbiana- A Parallel Revolution," came out in 2012. Myriam Fougere shot, directed and edited this historical documentary about the rise and fall of the lesbian movement in Quebec and United States in the 1980's. Using many personal archives and her sculptures, "Lesbiana" is a intimate and inspiring film which screened at more than 60 international film festivals including Montreal, Paris, London, Seoul, Moscow, Belgrade, Barcelona and San Francisco

Informed and inspired by these experiences, Myriam has once again directed, filmed and edited a third documentary film. In her latest project "Feminista," 2017, Myriam turns her creative lens to the newest generation of feminist activists, documenting how feminism is alive and thriving today. (4/19)

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