Women Walking
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Women of all ages emerge from the shadow and together, walk towards a light. Guided by their instincts, they will face and transcend their own limits. A tribute to the feminist movement and their long march begun many generations ago, which, from woman to woman, is changing the world and transforming our society. Inspired by his pictorial research, Yoakim Bélanger, visual artist and filmmaker, gives us a personal look at the beauty and strength of women.

2012
Canada
7:40
Original language
No dialogue

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Credits

Cast
Nadine Guesdon
Annouk Bélanger
Marie-Ginette Larose
Élisabeth Gosselin
Nébesna Tremblay
Roxanne Blais
Mylène Tardif
Sophia Gaspard
Geneviève Guérin
Judith Tousignant
Sound Design
Yoakim Bélanger
Mixing
Sylvaine Arnaud
Cinematography
Sylvain Guitz
Screenplay
Yoakim Bélanger
Art Direction
Yoakim Bélanger
Editing
Yoakim Bélanger
Direction
Yoakim Bélanger
Production
Yoakim Bélanger

Technical information

Color
Color
Image format
16:9
Sound
Stereo
Shooting format
HD

Documentation

Further information

“Here we are then in a place where politics is not self-evident. It requires work, delayed time, improbable detours and a maximum of energy in order to achieve perhaps a minimum result. A little more complicated than believing that a ballot cast will change everything. I could cite numerous examples, but will mention only one, which I have just discovered : Ces femmes qui marchent (Women Walking, 2012, 7 min. 38 sec.) by the Québécois filmmaker Yoakim Bélanger. Women of every age, nude, emerge from the shadows and walk together towards a light source. They advance, stand still, open their mouths to let out a cry that we will not hear. Their facial features become calm. A serenity that contains all their strength. A strength that is much more than power. It is the strength of a sovereign being who poses in the moment, in a present that asks nothing in return. A strength that gives never-before-seen meaning to beauty. At the end of the video, we see them from behind, walking towards the light, a whiteness that is going to absorb them in an eternity, perhaps”.

MERCIER, Marc. “Itinérances vidéographiques - Art vidéo et politique”, 24 images 158 [http://www.revue24images.com/archives.php?type=extraits&edition=158#1491]

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Keywords
Beauty, Body, Woman, Shadow, Light, Strength