On the 29 November, we had a program from our partners WOMEN’S VOICE NOW, USA. The annual Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival celebrates and awards the best films from around the world that highlight women’s rights issues in film that inspire social change. Each year, films are selected from over 174 countries and are viewed by over 150,000 audiences online internationally. The Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival is for films and filmmakers interested in exposure and advocacy, and teaming up with WVN to have your films seen around the world.
On 23rd of November was the opening of the photographic exhibition Ra(h)lo by Sónia Katita, in the Associa’Arte Space, in the House of Associations, in scope of the celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
For this reason, Sónia was our guest at this session to talk about her photographic project dedicated to the women psychiatric looking, some of them victims of ill-treatment. This exhibition is an excerpt from a work in site specific installation performed in the Hospital Center Conde de Ferreira in the year of 2015.
Fiction– 6′ – YEAR 2015
Director – Elizabeth Mizon
“Borders” gives a personal and intimate insight into the hushed-up ‘virginity tests’ that women migrants were subjected to in the 1970s, as reported by The Guardian in 2011.
Fiction – 27′ – YEAR 2016
Director – Payal Sethi
In the chaotic ‘old city’ of Hyderabad, 18-year-old Raisa hatches a dangerous and improbable plan to save her younger sister from becoming a one-day bride.
Women of Fukushima
Documentary – 22’40” – YEAR 2012
Director – Paul Johannessen and Jeffrey Jousan
Six Japanese women offer brutally honest views on the state of the cleanup, the coverups and untruths since the nuclear accident in Fukushima, and how it has affected their lives, homes and families.