Engagement citoyen / dialogue intergénérationnel
Documentaire sonore sur #Metoo en Allemagne, France et en Arménie
- Où: Berlin, Allemagne
- Quand: 07/01/2022 - 31/12/2022
Constant Léon, a sound artist, journalist and writer based in Armenia aftet the Velvet revolution which happened in 2018 to get rid of the USSR inherited generalized corruption. I volunteered during a year in the Yerevan Fem Library.
Aphélandra Siassia, a visual artist, cultural journalist and afrofeminist based in Marseille for 2020. Jeanne Barret and The Reserve des Arts are art spaces and laboratories of artistics experimentation in Marseille I worked with.
Camille Sarazin, feminist, social media journalist and podcast creator, has a close connection to Germany. She’s the winner of the 2020 Franco-German journalism prize, category young talents, and the host of Synchrone Podcast, which explores the ecological transition on both sides of the Rhine.
The three of us are members of Jouïr, a French NGO working to collect audio archives through workshops who leaves a trace of the impact of patriarchy in France. We are very interested in history and memory. Armenia, France and Germany has specific history on how to keep traces of archives.
What is Metoo in the 3 countries ? Did it started before the social network movment ? How did it spread to civil society and to leadership ? Two years after the global movment what is left of it ? In which specific topic work is left to be done, what kind of activist, lobbying can be done on a European level ?
- the plan for the workshops and the structure of the episodes
Sound intention and format : the idea is not to be an exhaustive documentary on Metoo. We rather think of it as an educational and advocacy documentary using different storytelling shapes (audio fiction, music, poetry, narrative voice) to show how the movement spread differently in different contexts and how youth hope their situation to improve in the future.
Episode 1 : Marseille, France
3 minutes colaborative audio fiction on Metoo in Marseille, France.
Sound artist voice to explain why we start this documentary in France, what the documentary is about : 2 years after Metoo, what does it mean exactly for youth in different countries and context, what evolved ?, can we speak of an after Metoo ?, what would be an after Metoo in each context : is there a path of reconciliation in between victim and assaulters ? How to keep a memory of the trauma ?
Podcast workshops excerpts. Participants are artists, activists and people from a working class neighborhood changing as capitalism transforms Marseille in a gentrified city.
Interviews of judicial experts on reconciliation :
Activists afro-feminists ( MWASI)
Activists Feminists (Fondation des Femmes - Anne-Cecile Mailfert)
Artists who work on female and trans body on photography (Vanessa Hibiot, Smith)
University teachers who work on 2nd world war and the family unity ( Amarillys Siassia, Fabrice Virgili)
Social workers who work on the issue of prostitution (Groupe SOS)
Decolonials artists (Collectif Decolonisons les arts)
Reading of books and poetry
Episode 2 : Yerevan, Armenia
3 minutes colaborative audio fiction on Metoo in Yerevan, Armenia
Sound artist voice to explain their statuts in Armenia and what the documentary is about : 2 years after Metoo, what does it mean exactly for youth in different countries and context, what evolved ?, can we speak of an after Metoo ?, what would be an after Metoo in each context : is there a path of reconciliation in between victim and assaulters ? How to keep a memory of the trauma ?
Podcast workshops excerpts. Participants are feminist and queer activists, artists located in the feminist library who is kept in a hidden location to attract violence. The recent Karabagh war digged even more into the backlash against a so-called Western “gender theory”. The idea of reconciliation of sexual victim and assaulter sounds difficult. Is there any similarity with the Turkey-Armenia normalization process around the genocide ?
Interviews of judicial experts on reconciliation : Lucy Kocharyan, Voices of violence the name of Armenian Metoo, a women lawyer on sexual violences, Lara Oharanyan, Human rights activist and Women ressources center founder.
Interviews of youth on their intimate story of Meetoo and reconciliation
Episode 3 : Berlin, Germany
3 minutes collaborative audio fiction on Metoo in Berlin, Germany.
Sound artist voice to explain why we start this documentary in Berlin, Germany, what the documentary is about : 2 years after Metoo, what does it mean exactly for youth in Germany, can we speak of an after Metoo in Berlin ?, what impact it has on youth in Berlin ? How to keep a memory of the trauma related to it ? A lot of French women feel safer in Germany, especially Berlin, because they feel that there is less sexual harassment. It is true that flirting is done differently, but sexual violence is still present. In 2013, about 15,000 people testified on Twitter about sexual harassment, under the hastag #aufschrei (cry of alarm). Germany too has its Harvey Weinstein and the Me Too movement had its impact. In 2018, 74% of women and 66% of men were glad that it created some debate in the society.
Podcast workshops excerpts. Participants are artists and ecofeminists (Positive Lab Berlin).
Interview of reconciliation experts :
Reading of local books and poetry
Organisation partenaire recherchée
NGO, social activists, youth groups or collective interested in Metoo topic even if you don't work directly on gender.