“Feminism” is a word that frightens many, men, women and others, because it promises changes in power. Feminism, contrary to a common misconception aimed at discrediting it, has never been basically a struggle of women against men, it simply challenges the patriarchal system of domination, which in reality is detrimental to all. It is an egalitarian political project, based on a lucid analysis of the age-old inequalities between women and men, which seem to be normal, if not natural. That is why feminism is disturbing. We were taught from childhood that inequality between women and men was normality. To succeed in thinking the world differently is first of all an internal revolution, a profound individual path, as much in the habits of thought as in everyday relationships or political choices.
The world has only been structured around the power of patriarchal domination for about 5000 years (cf. Heide Goettner-Abendroth, major researcher in contemporary anthropology), the previous societies being almost all egalitarian on all levels. Contemporary feminism is, in my view, the central facet of ecological questioning, in the deepest sense of the term (nature, morals, society, work, art, industry, etc.), which sketches out the possibility of a future for our societies sick with domination.
Participatory art installation.
Words projected on the walls transform a simple place into a space that invites an intimate thought of feminism.Installation realized in collaboration with the students of the class of 2021/2022 of the Master 2 Audiovisual and Digital Media of (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’28s, 2020).
Sexuality, that intimate space that we experience as natural and spontaneous, is in fact largely constructed by our culture. For more sexual fulfillment, a first exercise in deconstructing codes, in the sequel to Martin Page and his book “Beyond (...)
Methods for audiovisual creativity.
Thought-provoking ideas and proposals for audiovisual workshop concepts for nuanced and useful actions, with the aim of building critical thinking on gender stereotypes. Stereotypes and dominationThe world has long been largely structured by (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (25s & 8s, 2021).
An all online festival... forty films by women directors from all over the world... a new way of doing... 43rd edition of the International Women’s Film Festival (from April 2 to 11, 2021).Two versions of the trailer of the International (...)
In 2011, the International Film Festival of Women of Creteil is dedicated to the filmmakers of the South of the Mediterranean.It is entrusted to Benoît Labourdette the realization of the trailer of the Festival. The choice is about something (...)
In 2012, the International Women’s Film Festival of Créteil is subtitled “The Return of the Fireflies”. The directors of Europe and of the whole world as so many lights of life.On the same principle as in 2011, Benoît Labourdette realizes this (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (8s, 2020).
Unveiling rich movie programming in 8 seconds.For television broadcasts, it was necessary to have a trailer version of only 8 seconds, for the 42nd edition of the Créteil Women’s International Film Festival.The idea co-constructed between (...)
Film creation workshop, to decode the images.
Male gaze ? Female gaze? What is the difference? How do images place us in positions of domination or submission? In the lobby of the Garde-Chasse cinema, Benoît Labourdette installs a film studio that will allow you to create cinema scenes to (...)
Short reflexion on the definition of reality.
We differentiate between “real life” and theater, like reality and fiction. Understanding more finely the entanglement of the two can undoubtedly allow one to better touch one’s own “truth.”Protest against the separate idea we have of culture, as (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (22s & 8s, 2022).
Frills, revolt, passions... Intimate or collective fights... The images of the directors will bring you news of the world. 44th edition of the International Women’s Film Festival (March 11 to 20, 2022).From a text written by Jackie Buet, (...)
Creative participation method.
Giving a voice in a creative way to the spectators of a movie theater, before the screening of a film.I put this proposal into practice in the framework of the Feminist Film Festival of the city of Les Lilas in October 2022. I share the method (...)
The International Festival of Films of Women of Créteil and the Val de Marne, an important institution if it is put forward of the filmmakers (work so important, so precious!), is the 31st edition in 2009, commissioned Benoît Labourdette to (...)
Immersive digital device, designed by Manon Gady and Maïa Hoog.
Immersion in feminist demonstrations, in the word of women.Device conceived and realized by Manon Gady and Maïa Hoog, students of the class of 2021/2022 of the Master 2 Audiovisual and Digital Media of the Université Grenoble Alpes, within the (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (4’08s, 2019).
In 1816, Charles Fourier, in his text “The new world of love”, provides scientific proof that the couple, the only form of love legitimized by Western society, necessarily leads to situations of selfishness, lies and betrayal, which are at the (...)
Photographs, paintings, drawings, assemblies and texts by Benoît Labourdette (unless otherwise stated).