Five women are interviewed in this documentary, posed with the opportunity to imagine if they were male.
The male ideal, as they fantasised, quickly changed its tone from known stereotypes to a reflection of themselves…
Well. Life would obviously be better. They peeled off their feminine skin, and re-casted themselves in different stereotypes, reflecting on how their attitudes towards life, work and their bodies would change.
But Marie-Brune, Sabrina, Emilie, Mouna and Florence could be speaking for the rest of us, as the animated documentary come to an end.
“I am beginning to realise that I am giving excuses for not living fully because I am a woman.”
Viewer discretion: Contains some mature content
“Si j’étais un homme” (If I Were A Man) has won awards at the Prix Queer Festival International des Ecoles de Cinéma (FIDEC), Festimages Charleroi and the Brussels Short Film Festival.
Margot is the co-founder of the Brussels-based animation studio Tabass co.