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By Florida Sadki

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Alice Guy died one day in March 1968 in complete anonymity.
Today, who remembers the woman who was the first female filmmaker in the world and whose prolific work reached 300 films during the Gaumont years, from 1896 to 1907, and more than 70 films during her American period, is- i.e. from 1907 to 1920?
Almost total amnesia surrounds his name and his work.

From the first productions made in the Gaumont workshop on rue des Alouettes to the first feature films of Solax, the company she founded in Fort-Lee, the city of cinema before Hollywood, the documentary traces the extraordinary adventure of a woman who, according to her own expression, helped cinema to come into the world.

A coproduction Cine-Cinefil, Centre Georges Pompidou, Les Films de la Passerelle, Triangle production, Lobster films, Zeaux Productions. With the support of Ministère de la Communauté Française, RTBF, CNC.

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Year: 1997
Duration: 52'
Language: French 
Direction: Florida Sadki

Cinematography: Frank Rabel & Julien Weiller
Sound: Gérard Achille, Raphaëlle Gosse-Gardet & Patrice Dodin
Editing: Lionel Hayet
Music: Serge Roux

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