A feature documentary by Nina Faure
Image : Sarah Blum
Sound : Mariette Mathieu-Goudier
Editor : Lenka Fillnerova, Céline Kélépikis
Musics : Daniel Bleikolm, Lou Cadet, Félix Dupin-Meynard.
Listen to the Original Soundtrack
A new generation is politicizing the issues surrounding the body, sexuality and gender relations. For two friends, Nina and Yéléna, it starts with an awareness. With a few others, they ask themselves why, in a society that claims that gender equality is already here, access to pleasure is so difficult. They organized discussion groups, discovered Our Bodies, Ourselves, a historical feminist manual that opened new doors of analysis. They met with teachers, educators and sociologists to draw up step by step what would end up being a real plan. More and more involved in the struggles that are taking place everywhere, at the heart of this feminist movement that is sweeping the world, they discover a pleasure that was unsuspected until now, that of pursuing a collective emancipation. The pleasure of abolishing patriarchy, quite simply.
Festival Résistances (Foix), Echos d’ici échos d’ailleurs (Labastide-Rouairoux), Chéries-Chéris festival du film LGBTQ+++ (Paris), Écrans mixtes (Lyon), Agnes Price at festival Elles Tournent (Bruxelles) , Écrans du doc (Lyon), In&Out festival of queer cinema of Nice, International Documentary Festival of Lasalle en Cevennes, Le Fresnoy citizen film festival, Transeuropa 2023 (Cluj, Romania), Terra Nostra – documentary encounters (Saint-Martin de Lansuscle)
This documentary, filmed in direct cinema, is a witness to an era. The director starts filming some discussions with her friends, in 2014, at the moment when they become aware of the medical gaps around the anatomy of the clitoris. They want to make a film about pleasure, they feel that something is wrong. A chronicle begins, which will continue for several years during which they discover to be part of a large-scale movement. The fight against sexual violence takes center stage with #MeToo, the demonstrations gather tens of thousands of people. As they meet, their reflections progress, towards a profound questioning of the exploitation of women’s work, which mixes issues of race and class. How to put an end to this exploitation? With sociologists, activists, teachers, new narratives emerge, which go beyond the gender binarity. Would feminist movements be able to open breaches in a system that seemed immutable? We are coming is the witness of a decade of struggle as much as it carries the hope of a real transformation. It is a rare cinematographic object, which combines the cinema of the intimate and the social chronicle, with a personal glance, sometimes with humor, sometimes more emotionnal, about one of the most important struggles of our time.
Diane Saint-Réquier, educator in emotional and sexual life, creator of Sexy Soucis
Clémentine Gallot, journalist, author of La charge sexuelle
Nathalie Bajos, sociologist, coordinator of the major survey Contexte de la sexualité en France
Rose-Myrlie Joseph, sociologist [publications]
Jules Falquet, sociologist and professor of philosophy at Paris 8 [official website]
And the link to the Sans Tabou booklet seen in the Ivry discussion group.