Debates / Presentation
Festival - 2005:
the Halle St Pierre, right
near the Trianon
2 to 6 pm - sun 2 to 4
pm, 4 to 6 pm - mon 2 to
4 pm, 4 to 6 pm) :
2 to 6 pm
Lesbians in Africa, Asia and South America
An overview of the situation of lesbians, and, women generally,
on the continents of Africa and Asia, as well as South America.
The presentation of certain documentaries from the 2005 selection
will provide an opportunity for us to question the reasons for the
real and long-lasting shortage of filmed and artistic testimony.
We’ll attempt to identify the reasons for the often-violent
rejection of homosexuality within African, Asian and South American
societies. In these three continents today, what means are available
to women, be they lesbians or not, to change their social status
in concrete and enduring ways, without putting their very lives
2 to 4 pm
Readings from Rogue
While the French dictionary defines the word rogue as “disdainful,
distant, rude”, you should know that this on-line group of poets
and other English-speaking Sapphic writers chose the name for its
meaning in English: “mischievous, wandering, unlike the norm”.
So much for etymology, here’s a bit of history, too. This year
will be the group’s third annual encounter, after Groningen
(Holland) in 2003 and Copenhagen in 2004.
We’re pleased to present works from countries stretching from
Finland to New Zealand (vagabonds could hardly do less!-) Owing to
the group’s origins, most of the readings will be in English,
but a few will be translated, and a translator will be on hand in
case of emergency. Wishing you an enjoyable Reading from Rogue.
Presentation Sunday 4 to 6 pm Women’s
Actions in Costa Rica
conjunction with the screening of the documentary ¡Hechos,
no promesas! (Deeds, Not Words!) we propose a presentation and
discussion of the 2nd Women’s Parliament in Costa Rica, its
stakes and its relationship to certain feminist debates in Latin America.
/ Presentation Monday 2 to 4 pm Lesbians
What place for lesbians in Europe, with the participation of representatives
of ILGA? ilga.org
/ Presentation Monday 4 to 6 pm Benoîte
Groult and French Feminism
"Are you still feminist?" Benoîte Groult is sometimes
asked. How can we respond to this question ...?
To consider Benoîte Groult, who has so often borne witness to
women’s lives, particularly in describing lesbian love in her
books, Cineffable proposes a discussion based on the film A
Room of Her Own – Interviews with Benoîte Groult.
We will address, as this landmark figure of 20th-century French feminism
invites us to do via the film, current feminist issues. With the participation
of the filmmaker, the discussion will be lead by a Cineffable organiser
who translated one of Groult’s novels.