Le Viol: Anne, Corinne, Annie, Brigitte, Josyane, Monique et les autres…
FOCUS CENTRE SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR - ONE IS NOT BORN, BUT RATHER BECOMES, A WOMAN
"Rape is the action that encompasses all the hatred and the contempt against women. The war exists and we have not declared it. It is up to us now to defend ourselves and to respond." (Annie Cohen).
Two young teenagers, Corinne and Anne, are talking about Anne’s rape testimony during a famous French TV broadcast "les dossiers de l’écran" - where she was accompanied by her lawyer Gisèle Halimi - we see extracts of this 1978 show. As usual when it comes to women, her rape and its (traumatized) consequences are minimized by the men on the set and Anne is presented through their judgemental gaze. Anne and Corinne are also part of a collective of women reflecting (and acting concretely) on the violence perpetrated on them by the society (mainly by men), on the everyday assaults they are suffering in the streets (only by men), on rape (by unknown people or by "lovers"), on justice, repression as well as the roots of their own alienation. This film is a rare opportunity we are given to accompany all these women while they are building a complex, nuanced and liberating reflexion. (by Vanina Vignal)
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