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Firewords, Part 2: Jovette Marchessault

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Having become the writer she dreamed of being as a child, Québec feminist Jovette Marchessault is unearthing the work and ideas of women whom history has erased from our collective memory: "I want to make women's history and women's culture visible." Marchessault's earthy, lyrical language infuses her sharp criticism of social and literary norms with the fervor of celebration. With her visionary sense of the future, the self-educated author has interwoven writing with the oral tradition. Her monologue Night Cows comes intensely to life when performed by Montréal actress Pol Pelletier.

1986, 29 min 39 s