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Maso et Miso vont en bateau

Maso and Miso Go Boating

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As the UN’s “International Year of the Woman” came to a close in 1975, French TV ran a programme called “The Year of the Woman: Thank God! It’s Over,” which assembled various questionable statements by French men to which the only female guest, then State Secretary for Women, Françoise Giroud, was supposed to respond. Maso et Miso vont en bateau is how the feminist video activists “Les Insoumuses” – Carole Roussopoulos, Delphine Seyrig, Nadja Ringart, and Ioana Wieder – responded to this evening: with fury and ample wit, they intervene from the editing table to expose not only the show, but also Giroud’s very office as being the farce of a patriarchal society. “No television image can represent us; we’ll tell our own stories with the help of video.”
Another of the collective’s works is S.C.U.M. Manifesto, which stages a reading of the eponymous 1967 work. 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
Ioana Wieder
Nadja Ringart

France 1976

French

Documentary form
55’ · Black/White

Crew

Director
Carole Roussopoulos, Delphine Seyrig, Ioana Wieder, Nadja Ringart
Editing
Carole Roussopoulos, Delphine Seyrig, Ioana Wieder, Nadja Ringart
Producers
Les Insoumuses

Biography

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

Ioana Wieder

Born in Bucharest, Romania. In 1975, together with Carole Roussopoulos and Delphine Seyrig, she founded the collective Les Insoumuses and began making her own films. In 1982, together with Seyrig and Roussopoulos, she founded the Centre audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir, and became its president in 1990 after the death of Delphine Seyrig.

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Nadja Ringart

Born in the vicinity of Paris in 1948. She works as a sociologist and as a director of films. She has been a member of the board of the Centre audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir since its founding in 1982.

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

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Centre audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir
www.centre-simone-de-beauvoir.com