The Quiet Rebel

A Film by Carole Cassier

Synopsis

The Quiet Rebel, a documentary film by Carole Cassier, tells the extraordinary, controversial story of radical feminist Australian performance artist Casey Jenkins: her rise to internet fame – and shame.
Casey Jenkins did not expect to become an internet phenomenon in 2013 when she first performed Casting off my Womb. As a meditation on fertility, she knitted for 28 days with wool that she pulled out of her vagina in Darwin, Australia. A TV station featured a short clip of her performance. The clip soon went viral, totaling at 7.5 million views on YouTube, closely followed by a hurricane of negative, violent and sexist comments.
Rather than being silenced, Casey decided to fight back and create a new performance piece in 2016 called Programmed to Reproduce, addressing the internet mob mentality. The film is a timely and thought-provoking examination of internet bullying and a queer woman’s struggle not to be crushed by negative backlash against her art.

Director

  • Picture of Carole Cassier © Anna Polonyi

    Carole Cassier

    Carole Cassier is an independent documentary film-maker, editor and journalist hailing from Paris, France. She has more than a decade of experience in French national television (France 3, Arte, BFMTV, among others) and has worn a range of hats, researching, shooting, editing or producing numerous domestic news stories, reports and shows. In 2016, she traveled to Australia to shoot her first independent documentary, The Quiet Rebel.

Awards + Festivals

  • CINEFFABLE INT'L LESBIAN & FEMINIST FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, World Premiere, Paris, France)November 1, 2018
  • CHÉRIES-CHÉRIS (Official Selection, Paris, France)November 22, 2018
  • 3rd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2018
  • 5th FICME - MERIDA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Merida, Mexico)February 8, 2019
  • 4th WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Philadelphia, PA, USA)March 14, 2019
  • 8th AMDOCS - AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palm Springs, CA, USA)March 29, 2019
  • *BEST EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY*
    14th ÉCU - THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France)April 5, 2019
  • 5th SANTA CRUZ INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rio Gallegos, Argentina)April 19, 2019
  • *JURY SPECIAL AWARD*
    1st FILMART FESTIVAL MADRID (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)April 26, 2019
  • 3rd FESTIVAL DE PORTOVIEJO (Official Selection, Portoviejo, Ecuador)June 13, 2019
  • 8th ON ART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)July 5, 2019
  • 14th PORNFILMFESTIVAL BERLIN (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)October 22, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Carole Cassier
Screenplay
Carole Cassier
Producer
Carole Cassier
Director of Photography
Carole Cassier
Sound
Carole Cassier
Editor
Carole Cassier
Sound Design
Sabrina Moello
Animation
Anna Chapelle
Music
Claire Joseph, Skye, Mathild Empereur, Carole Cassier

Cast

Casey Jenkins
Leanne Waterhouse
Greg Taylor
Liana Luccarini
Shirley Somers
Meg Mundell
Angharad Wynne-Jones

Details

Running Time
48:11 minutes
Shooting Format
Digital
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Carole Cassier
carolecassierpro@gmail.com
thequietrebelmovie@gmail.com

www.carolecassier.com
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