A documentary by Joseph Paris – 58 min – Distributed by Arte Distribution
The young director and activist Joseph Paris crossed path with the Femen’s revolt – the women's Ukrainian movement – in spring, 2012. He filmed them for more than a year, impressed by their gesture, united to their cause, and later shaken up by doubts, worried that a tragedy might occur…

With the help of Annie Le Brun (writer and poet) and Benoit Goetz (philosopher), Joseph questions the images produced by the Femen and their revolutionary power: overturning representations of the female body, inventing a cinematographic grammar, revealing the systems of oppression and violence they exercise. In the end, the courage of these very young women to shake up our chilly world through their spectacular gesture remains.

Joseph Paris signe une réflexion philosophique et artistique sur Femen, un film graphique qui cherche à voir ce qui n’est peut-être pas sur les images.

“A singular and poetic perspective on the Femen movement” – Télérama

Diffusion sur La Chaine Parlementaire (LCP-AN) d’avril 2014 à mars 2017.

Press : Le Monde – Télérama – Froggy’s Delight – Poptronics – Le Nouvel Obs
Les Inrocks’ article of March 30th, 2017 (in French)

Selections and Prizes:
– Nuit du Cinéma Militant, 2014 / Lyon, France
– Tartu World Film Festival, 2015 / Tartu, Estonia
– Cinevana, 2015 / New York, United States
– AVIFF – Art Film Festival, 2015 / Cannes, France – Special prize of the Jury
– New York Festival of New Cinema, 2015 / New York, United States
– DocsDF, 2015 / Mexico, Mexico
– Ethnografilm Festival, 2016 / Paris, France
– Rencontres du Film Documentaire de Mellionnec, 2016 / Mellionnec, France

In co-production with LCP-AN, TV Tours and CINAPS TV – With the support of the CNC, PROCIREP-ANGOA and CICLIC-Région Centre. Touring in festivals