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The Quiet Rebel

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, totalling 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.

  • Carole Cassier
  • Carole Cassier
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    48 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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    1920x1080 - 5D Canon
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Director Biography - Carole Cassier

Carole Cassier is an independent documentary film-maker, editor and journalist hailing from France. With more than a decade of experience in French national television and other media outlets, she has worn a range of hats, researching, shooting, editing or producing numerous domestic and international news stories, reports and shows.
In 2016, she traveled to Australia to shoot her first independent documentary, The Quiet Rebel.
This documentary delves deep into questions about the role of art and feminism in the age of the internet. Cassier Carole brings a sharp and incisive analysis of the
world’s reaction to Casey Jenkins’ art, and her own
struggle to come to terms with her work’s reception. In a series of interviews with the artists and key players in her environment, the film explores urgent questions around controversial art, social medias, internet bullying and feminism.

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