All else being equal

Anne Jarrigeon | France 60 min | 2018

Researchers talk about how to interpret the transport statistics available for Paris and its suburbs. Four women are getting ready to cross their doorstep.

Mobility is one of the oldest demands of women, who have been under house arrest for a very long time. Access to outdoor spaces, move freely (and alone), have access to different modes of transport were undeniable conquests that seem far from completed. Sexual harassment and gender-based violence are the backdrop for women’s daily journeys. But are they only confronted to inequalities in that way?

Shorter, more frequent, more complex, at slower speeds and at particular times, their movements in cities have their own characteristics that go beyond the issue of harassment in transport. To travel for them puts in motion their condition, reveal its components, make visible at the same time obstacles and the way to overcome barriers. But mobility is not limited to the sequences of moving: it is organized in constrained configurations. Anticipation, renunciations, multiple temporal and corporal adjustments make the mobile daily that this film explores.

Produced as part of a research program entitled “Pari (s) du genre” which examines in Paris, under Claire Hancock and Anne Jarrigeon responsibility the possibilities of a post-sexist urban life, All else being equal is a documentary that intertwine several approaches to the mobility of women. It aims to understand in a sensitive way how women experiment their mobility.

With Mélodie Trolliet, Paul, Macéo, Julie Chrétien, Claire Hancock, Fatima Ouardi, Marie-Hélène Massot, Clémentine Huber, Maxime, Camille, Orlandina Araujo, Manthita Sakho


Born in 1977 in Lyon (France), Anne Jarrigeon is a French Anthropologist and a Documentary Film-maker. She is Associate Professor in Paris School of Urban Planning and member of the research unit City Mobility Transport (LVMT, Paris-Est-University), where she leads a research axe on “Urban mobilities and imaginaries”. She works on urban contemporary experiences and imaginaries, at the junction of Images Analysis, Visual Anthropology and Urban Ethnography.
In 2012 she although co-founded the research group “Thinking urban toward images” (Urban future Labex) that brings together anthropologists, architects, sociologists, geographers and visual artists to experiment new ways to work in urban studies.

She is member of the Atelier Varan and of the Mobile Lives Forum steering committee

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