AMAZONES D’HIER, LESBIENNES D’AUJOURD’HUI. 40 ANS PLUS TARD
DOMINIQUE BOURQUE, JULIE VAILLANCOURT + JOHANNE COULOMBE | CANADA | 2022 | 57 MIN | FRENCH S.-T.EN.
Amazones d’hier, Lesbiennes d’aujourd’hui. 40 ans plus tard offers a return in images to the creation of AHLA, Amazones d’hier, Lesbiennes d’aujourd’hui, a lesbian collective at the origin of the video of the same name shot in 1979 and also the eponymous magazine published between 1982 and 2014. Based on interviews conducted in May 2021 as well as archive footage, this documentary highlights the four founding members of the collective – Gin Bergeron, Ariane Brunet, Louise Turcotte and Danielle Charest (1951 -2011) – and underlines the urgent need to document our lives. The sudden death of co-director Johanne Coulombe in July 2021, when the film was not yet finished, further amplifies the great importance of this work of collective memory.
screening at Cinéma J.A. de Sève | NOVEMBER 19th 1PM
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