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Firewords, Part 1: Louky Bersianik

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With pen dipped in wit, pain and hope, Québec feminist author Louky Bersianik writes to "create new archetypes"--her iterribles vivantes --"because when women become visible, they are like giants." Bersianik is a rare bird in French literary tradition--a female satirist. She writes from a position of confidence about her place in the world, one that entitles her to denounce its follies and cruelties. Yet hers is a positive parody, one constructed in the name of a better world, of laughter, joy and life.

1986, 28 min 50 s