Le FHAR (Front Homosexuel d’Action Révolutionnaire)
FOCUS CENTRE SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR - ONE IS NOT BORN, BUT RATHER BECOMES, A WOMAN
The film will be screened in the presence of: Nicole Fernández Ferrer
Nicole Fernández Ferrer is coordinator of the Audiovisual Simone de Beauvoir Centre in Paris (feminist, LGBT+ and film archives, distribution, audiovisual workshops, production, film analysis based on gender issues).
She is currently working with women and young people in jail with a nonprofit organization of prison librarians (screenings, shooting, and film analysis).
Nicole has lectured on women's film & feminist video in New York, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, Arequipa, Beijing, Barcelona, Taipei, and served as a jury member in various festivals. She has programmed the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Paris, the Creteil International Women’s Film Festival, and the Racines Noires Festival, among others.
She has also worked as a sound technician and translator for films (Spanish and Portuguese to French). She is board member of the 7ème Genre, Archives du Féminisme, Centre Hubertine Auclert, and Collectif Archives LGBTQI.
She lives and works in Paris.
Paris, 1971. Carole Roussopoulos films the first French gay and lesbian demonstration - with banners like "faggots in the streets!" - within the traditional 1st of May Union demonstration (where they were not invited) to denounce the oppression and homophobia of French institutions and French people. She chooses to edit these images with a discussion - often very personal - which took place a few weeks later at Vincennes University during a philosophy class of the French philosopher Georges Lapassade. Among the activist men and women from the recently created "Front Homosexuel d’Action Révolutionnaire" (The Homosexual Front for Revolutionary Action - F.H.A.R.), we find lesbian feminist Anne-Marie Fauret and Guy Hocquenghem. They reflect on their desires as well as their will to start to politicise the private ("politiser le privé"), the same way the feminists were doing it. They aim to break down the prejudices and raise awareness on a social taboo - all struggles that are still on going in France but as well as in Romania. (by Vanina Vignal)
* photo C. Roussopoulos : ©Archives Familles Roussopoulos et Seyrig
* screenshots : ©Le FHAR / CaSdB
* Adopted by: ACCEPT