Delphine and Carole

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In the early 1970s, actress Delphine Seyrig and video artist Carole Roussopoulos became icons of feminist video activism in France. Seyrig was primarily known in the 1970s as a singing nymph, lesbian vampire, ethereal ambassadorial wife, and potato-peeling housewife. At the same time, Roussopoulos bought the second Sony Portapak video camera ever sold in Paris. Through the portrait of these two fearless accomplices, and their subversive, militant use of video and cinema, the film also retraces the period of “enchanted” 1970s feminism, marked by biting humor and creative energy. "Delphine and Carole's work is ripe for rediscovery, and their mission to make filmmaking accessible and political remains relevant in contemporary social movements." (hyperallergic.com)