Film director Maiana Bidegain

International Women's Day

Film available from 2-10 March 2023

8 March celebrates the International Women's Day. To celebrate the role of women as innovators in our communities and the ability of women to courageously recover after unpleasant experiences, this year we invite you to watch the documentary "Rencontre avec mon aggresseur" and engage in a conversation with film director and protagonist Maiana Bidegain.

The Vimeo and Zoom links will be sent only to registered participants on 1 March. Register now (for free).


This event is free of charge but registration is required.

The documentary "Rencontre avec mon aggresseur" is 70' long. Subtitles are available in French, English and Spanish.
Registered participants will receive a password-protected link to Vimeo on 1 March: the film can be viewed at any time of the day, from your own device, between 2-10 March 2023.
The conversation with the film director and protagonist Maiana Bidegain will take place on Zoom on 10 March at 16-17h CET. It will be held in English.

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Maiana Bidegain

"Rencontre avec mon aggresseur"

A film written by Maiana Bidegain, directed by Maiana Bidegain and Sébastien Koegler, produced by 416 Prod (Mélissa Theriau)

"A woman victim of rape finds herself talking to her attacker, 33 years later. This woman is me, Maiana. This meeting is made possible by restorative justice, which entered French law in 2014. I am the first in France to have this direct meeting. I come away with new questions. My quest has only just begun.
Give a chance to people directly affected by an offense or crime, to express themselves and have an active participation in their "reparation"; also have an impact on the recidivism rate: these are the promises of restorative justice.
I test in my flesh this philosophy from Canada. I go to meet former Quebec participants, aggressors or victims, mediators as well, to shed light on my experience from their own perspective. With great generosity, they open up to me and give me the tools to better decide if I should meet again."


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