Myriam Fougère

female
Born in
QC
Canada
Quebec CA
Lives in
Montreal , QC
Canada
Quebec CA
Biography

Video maker, sculptor, photographer. The Quebec-born Fougère spent some time in New York and Vancouver before settling down in Montréal. She is mostly known for her sculptures and photos but in 2007, she directed an experimental video about breast cancer that gained quite a bit of success on the international and national film circuits. Her 2012 feature film Lesbiana, a powerful historical film about the lesbian movement in Quebec and in the United States, was applauded by the critics and the audiences alike. Through interviews with key players of the “parallel revolution”, Fougère’s film goes back to the 1970s when a vibrant and productive lesbian culture materialized in the wake of other civil rights movements. Looking both historically and personally at the era, Lesbiana is a lesbian road movie about the power of collective action and its eventual and unfortunate undoing. Distributed by Montreal’s feminist artist-run center Le GIV (Groupe d’Intervention Video), the film was shown in many festivals worldwide between 2012 and 2014.