Director

Sophie Laly

Year of production

2013

Running time

30 minutes

Screen ratio

HD - 16/9ème

Festival d’Avignon 2013, Sujets à Vif – Programme D

In 1967, Valérie Solanas self-published her manifesto SCUM, which she sold on the streets of Manhattan. A scathing underground attack? A scientific exposé? A critique of ordinary sexism? A political tract? An emancipation manual? A totalizing utopia? An anticipation poem? A whole feminist and libertarian programme that intermingles styles and discourses. A text that has become cult while remaining confidential, for almost 50 years SCUM has been questioning, driving crazy and persisting in inveighing against the male social order. If the idea is to stage it, it is in the sense of sitting astride it, accompanying its paradoxical swerves. The animal is ferocious but it likes to play. Don’t let yourself be thrown.
Sarah Chaumette and Mirabelle Rousseau

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