PORTO FEMME SESSIONS #7

On December 27th, we counted again with a film festival partner program. This time, we’ll fly to Hungary to the BUSHO – BUDAPEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL. The festival was held for the first time in 2014, at the hands of a group of young filmmakers who wanted to bridge the gap in short films in Hungary. The festival has been growing gradually from year to year.

 

 

 

Borders

Fiction– 6′ – YEAR 2015

United Kingdom

Director – Elizabeth Mizon

 

Synopsis

“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.

Trailer


Leeches

Fiction – 27′ – YEAR 2016

India

Director – Payal Sethi

 

Synopsis

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.

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Women of Fukushima

Documentary – 22’40” – YEAR 2012

Japan

Director – Paul Johannessen and Jeffrey Jousan

 

Synopsis

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.

Trailer