Françoise Héritier, Thinking Different


2008, France
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eminent scientists
Directed by
Teri Wehn Damisch
Written by
Teri Wehn Damisch
Produced by
France 5, Cinétévé, CNRS Images, participation Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, PROCIREP, Angoa, CNC
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Chairing the department of comparative studies in african societies at the Collège de France, Françoise Héritier has devoted the essential of her researches as an ethnologist-anthropologist in studying the causes of the male domination on the female.

In the train going to Brittany, she reminds souvenirs of her life, of her travels in Africa, of her inquest in field. After having accomplished a series of missions in West Africa, Françoise Héritier continued her works in France becoming an "anthropologist in the city".

As meetings go by, Françoise Héritier shares with us her vision of the world and a message of hope for the centuries to-come: the hierarachy between sexes will vanish and the possibility to imagine a better world where other hierarchies will disapear because they are based on the one between sexes.