Lesbiana: A Parallel Revolution
Myriam Fougère, writer, director, and editor; Pauline Voisard and Myriam Fougère, producers (Distributed by Groupe Intervention Video, 2012)
Lesbiana examines the role of lesbian activists of the 1970s and 1980s who created communities exclusively for women in North America. Through archival footage and interviews, the film documents the establishment of a revolutionary sisterhood, initially inspired by second wave feminism, which led to the creation of new solidarities among women in the US, Canada, and beyond. Lesbiana tracks the impact of lesbian activists and intellectuals in the making of public spaces, literature, art, music, and political culture, more generally.
Susan Freeman, Western Michigan University, will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward.
Cosponsored by the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History.