Thursday 29 November 6.30pm
Lesbiana – A Parallel Revolution UK PREMIERE
+ panel discussion with director Myriam Fougère, gay rights activist Linda Bellos, and lesbian feminist activist Julia Long, chaired by Femi Otitoju
Lesbiana – A Parallel Revolution
Myriam Fougère / Canada / 2012 / 63 mins / English and French with English subtitles
We are really excited to be hosting the UK premiere of Lesbiana – A Parallel Revolution by Myriam Fougère.
In the wake of the civil rights, anti-war, and feminist movements, there was a groundbreaking wave of activism which changed the face of modern feminism. This movement was based on a simple yet radical idea: invent a new way of life entirely centered on women. A vibrant, productive lesbian culture came to life through innovative women who created physical and cultural spaces in which to live, meet, discuss, and organise this parallel revolution. They created literature, films, music, theatre, and a new body of political and philosophical theory, and numerous lesbian communities were established in diverse countries.
Lesbiana is a testimony to this unique moment in history when the lesbian movement was at its strongest and brightest. Through archive footage filmed by the director at the time, and present-day interviews with activists, the personal and political realities of that little-known time come to life. Lesbiana is sure to become a classic.