Florie Bavard - film director and co-producer
Born in Marseille, raised between Cairo, Atlanta and the southern village of Bouc-Bel-Air, Florie Bavard is the film director and co-producer of Womanhood. She moved to Paris in 2007 to study Liberal Arts & Humanities in Hypokhâgne/Khâgne.
Former student of the INALCO (Paris), literature Graduate from the Sorbonne (Paris), Florie Bavard did her anthropology Master's at the EHESS (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris), under the guidance of Jocelyne Dakhlia. During this master's degree she centered her dissertation on women’s autobiographical writings - memoirs and blogs - in Egypt from 1889 to 2012. For this research she interviewed Egyptian bloggers and writers in Cairo between 2012 and 2013. Florie Bavard presented chapters of this work in 2014 at the University of Freiburg for the conference "Femmes et Islams" / "Women and Islams" organized by Diletta Guidi (EPHE-GSRL), François Gauthier (University of Freiburg) and Carlotta Gracci (GSRL).
Since, she has turned towards Visual Anthropology as a new way to question the subject of Gender: this is her first venture into the interactive documentary medium.
She started shooting this project in Cairo in 2015, supported and hosted by her amazing "Cairo family": they helped make this project what it is. This same collective spirit has shaped the post-production adventure - making her think that if she does have one sure skill, it’s that of choosing incredible (and talented) friends.-
Marine Benayoun - press relations
Marine Benayoun is a Paris based French Journalist, who worked for the big prime time TV Show Le Grand Journal de Canal + for five years, as a reporter and an interviewer. She is now in charge - as programmer for La Nouvelle Edition de Daphné Burki - of organizing the line-up for the daily news show.
She is responsible for PR in this project and has been in charge of working with medias during the successful crowdfunding campaign: France Inter, Radio Nova, Clique, Madame Figaro or Glamour.
Manon Bernard - editorial assistant
Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in media and cultural studies, Manon Bernard is as passionate about art and culture as she is interested in their more social aspects.
Working on various projects which mixed these perspectives progressively drew her to a career in the artistic direction field.
She is co founder and co organiser of BLACKLIST, a series of documentary screenings followed by panel sessions with experts, inviting audiences to debate, discuss and generally encouraging people to engage.
These events take place in Berlin, where she has been living for the past 3 years
Anaïs Bourdet - art director
Anaïs Bourdet is a French Art Director from Marseille, Graphic Designer and founder of Paye ta Shnek. She works as a freelancer in the fields of branding, editorial design, and packaging. She also teaches typography and visual communication at ECV, Visual Communication School in Aix en Provence. Since 2012 she provides expertise on mobilizing the public opinion on subjects of common interest, mainly in the scope of women’s rights. With Paye ta Shnek she denounces street harassment by collecting and publishing the testimonies of more than 13 thousand women who were harassed in the streets of France, Switzerland, Belgium and Canada. She now hosts a feminist community of more than community of more than 200K followers, who are mobilized online regularly to denounce the discriminations towards women including racism, homophobia, transphobia and islamophobia. She believes in a feminism that excludes nobody, and in the convergence of different struggles to push back against all types of systemic oppression.
Elvire Bourgeois - color grading
Elvire Bourgeois is a French director of photography. She first explored the photographic medium through snapshots and portrait work. After moving to Paris, she spent several years working as a focus puller with well-known cinematographers in both film and television. She now works as a director of photography, shooting with artistically driven directors. She is also currently involved in initiatives centered on women and minority rights. She continues to search for different modes and meanings within cinematography and light not only through film, but also in theatre, dance, music projects, and in collaboration with visual artists. She joined the amazing crew of “Womanhood” as a colorist.
Selected Works: www.elvirebourgeois.com
Asmaa Blal - translator (AR)
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