Lori Malépart-Traversy’s Herstory Animation Le Clitoris


Le Clitoris, an animation

“Women are lucky, they get to have the only organ in the human body dedicated exclusively for pleasure: the clitoris! In this humorous and instructive animated documentary, find out its unrecognized anatomy and its unknown herstory.”

“Les femmes sont chanceuses, elles possèdent le seul organe du corps humain qui sert uniquement au plaisir: le clitoris! Dans ce documentaire animé drôle et instructif, découvrez son anatomie ignorée et son histoire méconnue.”

Technique : gouache on paper / 2D digital
Graduation film, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University (Montreal, Canada)
© Lori Malépart-Traversy 2016

Awards :
-Winner Best Student International Short Film (Animasivo 2016)
-Winner Best Animated Film (Festival du Film Étudiant de Québec 2017)
-Winner Audience Award – Best Documentary (Chicago Feminist Film Festival 2017)
-Winner Audience Award – Best Short Film (Festival Vues d’en face 2017)
-Winner Audience Award (Womanimation 2016)
-Prix de la Cinémathèque Québécoise pour l’Excellence en cinéma d’animation (Concordia Awards 2016)
-Honourable Mention for Best Canadian Student Animation (Ottawa Animation Festival 2016)
-Honourable Mention for Audience Award (TAIS 2016)
-Honourable Mention (Cabbagetown Short Film Festival 2016)
-Honourable Mention for Best Sound (Concordia Film Fe

Festivals selections :
-Turku Animation Film Festival 2017 (Turku, Finland)
-Anibar International Aniamtion Festival 2017 (Peja, Kosovo)
-Guanajuato International Film Festival 2017 (Guanajuato, Mexico)
-FILE Festival 2017 (São Paulo, Brazil)
-Fantasia International Film Festival 2017 (Montréal, Canada)
-Festival du Film d’Animation de Savigny 2017 (Savigny, Suisse)
-Festival du Film de Fesses 2017 (Paris, France)
-Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2017 (Annecy, France)
-Animafest Zagreb 2017 (Zabreb, Croatia)
-Imaginaria Festival 2017 (Binéfar, Spain)
-Seoul International Women’s Film Festival 2017 (Seoul, Korea)
-Anifilm 2017 (Třeboň, Czech Republic)
-Ciné-club Caserne 45 2017 (Montréal, Canada)
-Kyev International Short Film Festival 2017 (Kiev, Ukraine)
-Festival 48 images secondes 2017 (Florac, France)
-Festival Vues d’en face 2017 (Grenoble, France)
-Short Waves Festival 2017 (Poznań, Poland)
-Festival du Film Étudiant de Québec 2017 (Québec, Canada)
-Monstra Animation Festival 2017 (Lisbon, Portugal)
-Glasgow Short Film Festival 2017 (Glasgow, Scotland)
-Queer Loox 2017 (Luxembourg)
-Glitoris – Art Gallery Benefit (New York, NY, USA)
-Red Dawns International Feminist and Queer Festival 2017 (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
-Anim!Arte International Student Animation Festival 2017 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
-Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art 2017 (Lviv, Ukraine)
-Court Spira Court : Spécial 8 mars 2017 (Québec, Canada)
-Ciné-Club Cégep de Jonquière 2017 (Jonquière, Canada)
-Animac 2017 (Catalunya, Spain)
-Chicago Feminist Film Festival 2017 (Chicago, IL, USA)
-Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois 2017 (Montréal, Canada)
-International Film Festival ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA 2017 (Jelenia Góra, Poland)

-Les Vidéophages 2017 (Toulouse, France)
-Festival International de films “Elles Tournent” 2017 (Bruxelles, Belgium)
-Animateka 2016 (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
-Equality Festival 2016 (Kiev, Ukraine)
-International Short & Independent Film Festival 2016 (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
-Anilogue International Animation Festival 2016 (Budapest, Hungary)
-Animage International Animation Festival of Pernambuco 2016 (Recife, Brazil)
-GIRAF Animation Festival 2016 (Calgary, Canada)
-Les Sommets du cinéma d’animation 2016 (Montréal, Canada)
-CutOut Fest 2016 (Querétaro, Mexico)
-Festival du Court-Métrage d’Auch 2016 (Auch, France)
-DOK Leipzig 2016 (Leipzig, Germany)
-Part of the exhibition of Festival Cineffable 2016 (Paris, France)
-KLIK! Animation Festival 2016 (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
-Anima Mundi 2016 (Rio de Janeiro & São Paulo, Brazil)
-Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival 2016 (Grand Rapids, MI, USA)
-Tofuzi International Festival of Animated Films 2016 (Tbilisi, Georgia)
-Anim’est 2016 (Bucharest, Romania)
-Factual Animation Film Fuss 2016 (London, UK)
-KROK International Animated Films Festival 2016 (Russia)
-Animasivo 2016 (Mexico City, Mexico)
-Libelula Animation Festival 2016 (Barcelona, Spain)
-Femmes en résistance – Festival féministe de documentaires 2016 (Paris, France)
-Anima Syros 2016 (Syros, Greece)
-Ottawa International Animation Festival 2016 (Ottawa, Canada)
-Festival International du Film d’animation de Paris 2016 (Paris, France)
-Milano Film Festival 2016 (Milan, Italy)
-World Festival of Animated Film 2016 (Varna, Bulgaria)
-Cabbagetown Short Film Festival 2016 (Toronto, Canada)
-Brand New Blinkers 2016 (London, UK)
-TAIS Animation Showcase 2016 (Toronto, Canada)
-Womanimation 2016 (Providence, RI, USA)
-Art All Night Film Festival 2016 (Trenton, NJ, USA)
Film website : lorimalepart-clitoris.tumblr.com

Did you learn about your body?

Recently I listened to an interview with the creator of the animation, Lori Malépart. When asked how she chose the subject, she expressed the desire to tell the story because she believes that many men and women do not really know about the clitoris. Personally, I can’t imagine a female person not knowing about her own body. But at the same time I realise that many people are uncomfortable discussing sexuality. I was lucky enough to have access to Our Bodies OurselvesOur Bodies Ourselves

as a girl. Although I didn’t know the ‘herstory’ where many men claimed to have discovered it. What do you think? Were you fortunate enough to learn about your body? Get the conversation started and leave a comment. If you liked this post, please share with your friends and visit ” target=”_blank”>Lori Malépart’s site here.

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