Our history

The Simone de Beauvoir Audiovisual Center was created in 1982 by Carole Roussopoulos, Delphine Seyrig and Ioana Wieder. These three militant and activist feminists, all video practitioners, aimed their cameras so to speak at the preservation and creation of audiovisual documents that had then been identified concerning the history of women, their rights, fights and creations. At the same time, they continued to practice their own work as directors.

Closed in 1993 for mostly financial reasons (see “our history,” which chronicles the center’s life and actions between 1982 and 1993), the Center was reborn in 2003 with a new team. This “first” period has its memories, documents, and archives of different types that the present team deemed important to reconstitute the history of those years, 1982-1993; it has asked the people who participated in this adventure to contribute their memories and histories. Thank you to those who have answered our call. It is not too late to come forward with your histories and memories. The history here is not closed and in marble!

If you have additional information or if you are in possession of documents that will enrich our archives, please contact:

Nicole Fernandez Ferrer: archives@centre-simone-de-beauvoir.com

Joëlle Bolloch : jbolloch@orange.fr