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“If you don’t want to do nudes, sweetheart…”: theater and film schools in the post-#MeToo era


In a more or less successful way, many establishments have set up prevention and listening units for victims of sexist and sexual violence. Ait Adjedjou Karim/ABACA

INVESTIGATION – The Sofiane Bennacer case comes at a time when training centers in the sector are trying to educate students and teachers about sexist and sexual violence. Not without harm.

The youthful faces of some twenty students from Cours Florent stare at the speaker who disrupts the program of their day. It has been raising their awareness for almost a quarter of an hour, reminding them of the devices, the attentive ears, the numbers available, the anonymity of the procedures. Of what then? Measures to prevent and report gender-based and sexual violence. The young people remain incredulous at the end of this pithy presentation. Not once did they hear the words “assault”, “rape” or “violence” during this exercise. Five years after the explosion of the #MeToo movement, everyone still struggles to say and name things in theater and film schools.

Weird weird omissions after the big unboxing came from Hollywood. In October 2017, the New York Times publishes an investigation revealing that Harvey Weinstein, an all-powerful producer, sexually harassed and raped dozens of actresses for years. The control system…

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