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Alice Guy-Blaché was a pioneer of the French and American film industries. The first woman director, she is also generally acknowledged to be the first director to film a narrative story.
Germaine Dulac (1882–1942) was a central figure in 1920s French avant-garde cinema, and its only woman director. A filmmaker with her own production company who worked in narrative, avant-garde, and documentary genres, Dulac was also an active feminist, an outspoken film and theater critic, a cofounder of the French Federation of Ciné-Clubs, and a prolific writer who wrote some of the earliest treatises on avant-garde film.
Paris-Dakar (16 min)
Caroline Jules
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I was inspired to make Paris-Dakar after watching a documentary about prostitution in France. The interviewed women, who were held in contempt by many, touched me profoundly.

One woman explained that in contemporary society where people have become anonymous and alienated from one another, her role is indispensable.

I decided to write about these women who in addition to comforting bodies, also comfort souls. Often, they comfort the souls of foreigners who, lost in a country that isn't theirs, are weighed down by nostalgia for their native land.

Respect for the individual is the central theme of this film. For several decades now, women have been aware of the importance of defending their rights. However, many still feel unworthy of respect. If one is not respected in others eyes, how then does one respect oneself?

The mutual respect the two characters share, gradually allows them to open up and share their emotions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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