70 years of modern feminism (part 1)
Thursday, May 1, 2014 – 6:30pm
At Alliance Française Auditorium (6161 Cambie St)
70 years ago, on the 21st of April 1944, women gained the right to vote in France. Come and commemorate this historic victory through two events that will show you how women in Canada and France fought for their rights.
Simone de Beauvoir had a considerable influence in the development of modern feminism in France. She was a philosopher, writer, essayist who took part in numerous emancipation movements during the second half of 20thcentury.
“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman” Simone de Beauvoir
« Je veux tout de la vie. La liberté selon Simone de Beauvoir. »
2008 - 52min - French (with English subtitles)
The Second Sex(1949), Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness.« Je veux tout dela vie. La liberté selon Simone de Beauvoir » shows the historic, social and political importance of this book and what the evolution of women’s rights in France owes to Simone de Beauvoir.
Questions or opinions to share?
A discussion will follow the screening of the documentary.
Discover also the outstanding women’s pictures taken by the photographer Céline Pinget.
In partnership with Réseau-Femmes Colombie-Britannique and Féminaction.