The University of Edinburgh
50 George Square, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH8 9JU
Screening: Daughters of de Beauvoir (Imogen Sutton, 1989)
School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
INNOVATIVE LEARNING WEEK EVENT
Daughters of de Beauvoir is a documentary film looking at the influence the French writer Simone de Beauvoir ‘s work and unconventional lifestyle have had on women throughout the world.
Her life story, with all its conflicting emotion and experience, is told in parallel with the stories of the women appearing in the film, all of whom cite Simone de Beauvoir as a major force in their lives, in the year that marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of her best-known book, The Second Sex. With Kate Millett, Marge Piercy, Eva Figes, Ann Oakley, Simone’s sister Helene (‘Poupette’ in the autobiographies), her adopted daughter Sylvie le Bon de Beauvoir and three women for whom reading Simone de Beauvoir’s books proved inspiring and disturbing.
This screening of Daughters of de Beauvoir will be followed by a Q&A with the director Imogen Sutton and an open discussion exploring feminist inspiration and identity then and now.
Thursday 19th February, 2 – 4 pm
50 George Square, Screening Room (G.04) Central Area
Book a place at www.llc.ed.ac.uk/ilw