Educating about identity, diversity and sexuality is very important, especially in the 21st century. And films often offer a great opportunity to do so.
For Lou for example, the main character in Récit de soi, the animated short film by Géraldine Charpentier, it was Céline Sciamma’s Tomboy that opened the door to her representation.
For us, Lou’s story can also become an example to learn from, because it offers a glimpse into non-binary representations and is an invitation to join a journey that is not so rare.
Récit de soi tells the story of Lou’s childhood and adolescence, the discovery of their gender identity, difficulties with clothing, their menstrual cycle and the labels imposed by others.
Géraldine Charpentier’s is a simple and important short film that entertains and enlightens, an educational and engaging film that represents perspectives not widely seen or represented. Watching it can help everyone to feel less alone and isolated or simply to reflect or learn about an important issue.