Screening of « I’m not a feminist, but… » at Alliance française Minneapolis/Saint Paul, at 7pm with Sylvie Tissot (with English Subtitles).
Appearing on French television with Simone de Beauvoir in 1985, Christine Delphy recalled a time when « I began every sentence with, ‘I’m not a feminist, but…' » – reluctant to invoke a stigmatized term, yet nevertheless daring to express a desire for equality. This intimate documentary portrait traces Delphy’s growth into a major leader of French feminism: from childhood awareness of inequality and her work in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, to her roles as a co-founder of the Women’s Liberation Movement (MLF) in France and as one of feminism’s leading theorists, the pioneer of material feminism. Through archival footage and interviews with sociologist and feminist activist Sylvie Tissot, JE NE SUIS PAS FEMINISTE, MAIS… documents Delphy’s role in past and present struggles for the rights of women.
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul 113 N First Street Minneapolis, MN 55401