A series of reflections on major contemporary issues in the framework of feminism, individual and collective emancipation and self-organization, based on the film Scuola senza fine (1983) by Adriana Monti, figurehead of Italian feminist cinema.
Gervasia Broxon is the second title in the collection "Entretiens pour un film" directed by Camille Dumond. It is based on the film Scuola senza fine by Adriana Monti, which bears witness to the experience of a group of Italian women in the 1970s who, at the age of 40, 50 or 60, returned to school. For 150 hours, in the company of feminist teachers, they learn writing, history and philosophy, but above all, they learn to think about their learning and the emancipation it brings them. They will learn to think about themselves in the world around them.
Based on the subjects of the film, Camille Dumond and Camilla Paolino invited four authors to articulate a thought process around the issues of inter-generational sisterhood, autonomous and supportive learning, and Italian community feminism of the 1970s. Starting from this historical object, they developed a series of reflections on major contemporary issues in the framework of feminism, individual and collective emancipation and self-organization.
Entretiens pour un film is a publication series directed by Camille Dumond, introducing filmmakers, artists or authors active in the field of moving image. The series focuses on places the authors have chosen in order to escape from a specific world. Each issue explores new places of kinship chosen by an author and attempts to sense how the place mirrors the author's creativity.