S.C.U.M. Manifesto 1967

S.C.U.M. Manifesto 1967 stages a reading of Valerie Solanas’s eponymous manifesto from 1967. As news images of male-dominated world events flicker across the television screen, Delphine Seyrig disseminates Valerie Solanas’s theses on men – who, according to the manifesto, are both biologically incomplete and driven by vagina envy.
by Carole Roussopoulos, Delphine Seyrig
with Carole Roussopoulos, Delphine Seyrig
France 1976 French 28’ Black/White Documentary form


  • Carole Roussopoulos
  • Delphine Seyrig


Director Carole Roussopoulos, Delphine Seyrig
Cinematography Carole Roussopoulos, Delphine Seyrig
Editing Carole Roussopoulos, Delphine Seyrig
Sound Carole Roussopoulos, Delphine Seyrig
Producers Les insoumuses
Digital Restoration Studio of the Audiovisual Department of the Bibliothèque nationale de France

Carole Roussopoulos

Born in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1945; she died in 2009. Her extensive filmography comprises more than 100 works.


Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Delphine Seyrig

Born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1932. In the 1960s and 1970s, she acted in films by Alain Resnais, François Truffaut, Luis Buñuel, Jacques Demy, and Chantal Akerman. In the early 1970s, in the milieu of Carole Roussopoulos, she discovered the possibilities of working with video; among other things, in 1976, she and Roussopoulos shot the feminist film S.C.U.M. Manifesto. Together with Ioana Wieder and Carole Roussopoulos, in 1982 she founded the Centre audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir, and served as its president until her death in 1990.


Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019