Cinema Marianne: A New History of Women in the French Film Ecosystem


ACLS Project Development Grants


Film Studies


“Cinema Marianne” is a revisionist study of female participation in French cinema from its origins to the present day. It explores the overlooked cultural agency of women working across all strata of French film culture—as archivists, journalists, teachers, producers, social activists, writer-directors—to reveal neglected catalytic precedents to advance the contemporary media enfranchisement of women on- and off-screen. The grant will permit the completion of a period of archival fieldwork and interviews in Paris.