London Feminist Film Festival: Lesbiana + Panel Discussion


Canada 2012, 63 mins
Director: Myriam Fougère

Plus panel discussion with director 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 centred 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.

Followed by an Opening Night Party at Hackney Picturehouse. Buy your tickets to the party from the London Feminist Film festival website: