La Poudre presents La Marche
An 80 minutes documentary by Lauren Bastide. Executive producer : Nouvelles Ecoutes. Producer : Aurore Meyer Mahieu. Release on March the 8th 2017.
On January 21st, the French feminist podcast « La Poudre » was in Washington to cover the Women’s March, a rally that gathered half a million people, on the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.
The host of the podcast, Lauren Bastide, with her microphone, met with women who marched. And with women who didn’t.
Inside the protest, she collected the words and concerns of the women who now embody the opposition against the new American administration and its program that threatens the rights of women, immigrants, people of color, LGBT people, and basically any minority in the United States.
Outside the protest, she met with journalists, thinkers and activists for in- depth conversations about this historical event that united, but also divided, american feminists. Washington Post journalist Christine Emba, civil rights advocate Kimberlé Crenshaw who coined the term « intersectional », feminist playwright Eve Ensler, « Stuff Mom Never Told You » podcast host Caroline Ervin, and policy director of the National Association for Lesbian Rights Julie Gonen.
« La Marche » is a sensory experience, in which voices mingle with chants and music from January 21st. It is a reflexion on the intersectional identity that 21st century feminism is undeniably heading towards. It is also a valuable record, the indubitable proof that this huge, powerful protest happened. No one will ever be able to call it fake news.