From The Kitchen to The Parliament

De la cuisine au parlement
Director: Stéphane Goël

Switzerland, Documentary, 2012, 66 min, french and german with french and lithuanian subtitles, V
Documentary film “From The Kitchen to The Parliament” is a short yet inspiring history of women in Swiss politics in the 20th century. Switzerland was one of the last countries in the world to grant women the right to vote: it was in 1991 when all Swiss cantons granted women the vote. This film guides us through a century of Swiss history, tracing the imprint left by the women who fought for the right to leave hearth and home – and by the men who did everything they could to send them back – until equal rights were obtained, which in reality still seem rather fragile sometimes.
About the director:
Swiss director, writer, editor and producer Stéphane Goël was born in 1965 in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has worked as an editor and independent director since 1985. Stéphane Goël directed several artistic and experimental videos before moving on to full-fledged documentaries focusing mostly on Switzerland‘s history and culture. A member of “Climage” group of independent filmmakers that produces films dealing with social, cultural and historical issues. Also works as a director and reporter for Swiss Public Television.
Section: Identity

Screenplay: Stéphane Goël, Carole Pirker

Dir. of Photography: Bastien Genoux, Nicolas Veuthey