She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column

Dir. Kevin Hegge, 64 Minutes/Canada (2012) Alberta Premiere

About the Film

She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column is a documentary about a group of young female artists from Toronto in the early eighties who came together to use music, film, and self publication to defy conventions of art practice, gender ideas, and femininity. These endeavours snowballed into global movements such as the political feminist Riot Grrrl movement, and the Queercore punk movement. Fifth Column were a multi-disciplinary post-punk group who, as self-proclaimed outsiders, decided that they would create a malleable space within which to collaborate with other artists and outsiders, including musicians, photographers, and filmmakers. Featuring interviews with Caroline Azar, Beverly Breckenridge, GB Jones, Bruce la Bruce, and Kathleen Hanna

About the Director

Kevin Hegge is a filmmaker, curator, and writer based in Toronto, Canada. After having graduated from a Film and Television Production programme at Humber College he became immersed in the alternative arts scene in Toronto. He has worked collaboratively on several short videos and web-based projects as well as having exhibited his own video based works in gallery and festival settings. His work challenges hetero-normativity and provokes reassessment of the institutions of history, politics, and sexuality. He is a freelance music, arts and culture based writer and works with several publications regularly. After having worked for several years as an events promoter and coordinator putting on large scale musical events, he moved on to focus on his first feature length film, a documentary project about the Toronto based, feminist post-punk group Fifth Column. Hegge has shown in galleries and festivals nationally and internationally in Toronto, Vancouver, Regina, Montreal, Berlin, and New York City.

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