For those who need to quiet their uneasy consciences.
Address: Anastasia Mikova, Yann Arthus-Bertrand T Original TITLE: Woman Country: France Year: 2019 Release Date: 03/05/2021 Genre: Documentary Screenplay: Anastasia Mikova, Yann Arthus-Bertrand Synopsis: The film takes us to all corners of the world to know the intimate portrait of thousands of women with different paths of life, shaped by their culture, their faith or their family history.
Faces, grimaces, details that are captured almost accidentally. There are two thousand interviews with women from fifty long countries of the world. Between all of them, they weave the dense tribute of Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Anastasia Mikova towards the thousand and one faces of a ‘femininity’, read globally. Formally identical to the other kaleidoscope of the filmmaker tandem, Human (2015), but of a simpler and sharper human beauty: Woman is, in reality, a comforting journey through the emotional highways of intimate journalism.
Prepare your handkerchiefs and lay down your arms: feminist philosopher Nancy Fraser argues that there is no greater deterrent to real action than empowerment tales. Against a black background –neutro–, they will be (only) mothers, friends, lovers … Unjustly stolen from their history in the blind ode to an ulterior idea of the feminine. Thus, the need for any social change is eliminated, if a worker from an underdeveloped country is fundamental ‘the same’ as the businesswoman who oppresses her: both women, nothing more.