Our Bodies Are Your Battlefields

by Isabelle Solas
An intimate portrait of a community of trans women in Argentina who face violence and discrimination at all levels yet continue to thrive through love, organizing and care.
2021  ·  1h40m  ·  Argentina
English, Spanish
English subs
About the Film
In an Argentina divided between a deep conservatism and an unprecedented momentum in feminism, the film delves into the political journey and intimate lives of Claudia and Violeta. The fight they lead with their comrades against patriarchal violence is visceral and embodied. Convinced of their role at the center of an ongoing revolution that intersects with so many struggles, and in defiance of the old world, they dedicate their energy to invent a new present, to love and stay alive.
Upcoming Screenings
Festivals and Awards
2021
Maguey Award for Best Film, Festival international de la chanson de Granby - FICG
2021
Grand Prize for Best Documentary, Chéries-Chéris
Writer and director
Isabelle Solas
Assistant director
Anna Feillou
Director of photography
Isabelle Solas
Sound
Victoria Franzan, Maxime Berland, Victoria Maréchal
Editing
Anna Riche
Sound editing
Martin Delzescaux
Sound mixing
Thomas Rouvillain
Coproduction
Loïs Rocque
Producer
David Hurst
Cinematography
Isabelle Solas
Production
Dublin Films
Coproduction
Les Alchimistes, Pictanovo, Le Fresnoy
Film Related
About the Director

Isabelle Solas

After studying anthropology and oriental languages, she joined the Ecole du Doc de Lussas in 2005. Her first three medium-length documentaries explore the themes of disappearance and belonging to a real or fantasized territory (Inventaire / Adalios Production, Pas de Nostalgie Camarades / Sister Productions, Avoir 15 ans sur le Plateau / Z’azimut Films).

She has worked as a DP with authors and directors on their documentary films. She has also explored dance videos with the dancer Buto Anne Laure Lamarque and the composer Florent Ghys. She also directed several clips for the group Chocolat Billy.  She collaborates with the Random collective, which works in the public space around dance and theater, by integrating her documentary practice. The desire to film the body as a field of political and poetic invention has become central to her work in recent years.

She collaborates with Mael le Mée and Benjamin Charles, in the company BAM, on a project mixing arts and science, entitled 16 Place Vendôme, where electro-stimulation becomes a vector of muscular musical listening.

It is in this spirit that she has been developing a feature film project for the cinema since 2015, Nos corps sont vos champs de bataille, with Dublin Films, a journey into the claims of two Argentinean trans women.

 

Share

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Tumblr
StumbleUpon
Pocket
Telegram
Email