24 JANUARY 2019, THURSDAY

16:00

The Panguna Syndrome | Olivier Pollet & Alexandre Berman (60’)

On the island of Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea, the revolt continues. The Bougainville Crisis, a war waged by colonial powers to crush the indigenous resistance and protect their interests in the giant mine of Panguna may only be the tip of the iceberg. 20,000 lives were lost. The spirits of the land have been violated. And if the Bougainvilleans have come out, against all odds, victorious of the physical war, they now have to face a psychological one. The referendum on Independence planned in 2019 is inching closer. Whose future will be written and whose voices will count? In the North, the government is attempting the resuscitate Panguna. In the Centre, around the mine site, many are attempting to imagine an alternative reality, a new articulation of modernity inclusive of their traditional cultures and identity. They are leading a battle to break free mentally and physically from oppressive structures they have been subjected to for over two hundred years. After the physical fight comes the time of the spiritual one, calling for the (re)conquest of the self.
• Best Film Award @ Festival International du Cinema des Peuples Ânûû-rû Âboro

COUNTRY:

FRANCE

17:00

She is beautiful when she is angry | Mary Dore, 93'

Adocumentary that resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971.

COUNTRY:

USA

 

The documentary is part of the "Gender equality" tribute, which is co-financed by the Partnership Agreement (PA) 2014-2020 | Reform of the Public Sector.

18:30

Ada for Mayor | Pau Faus, 85'

Ada for Mayor (Alcaldessa) follows Ada Colau for one year, from her time spent organizing the anti-eviction fight in Barcelona to the day she is sworn in as its mayor. The intimate chronicle—featuring Colau’s own video diary—and privileged access to the inner-workings of a new citizen platform reveal an extraordinary journey in which two prevalent themes are united: a historic victory illustrative of the political changes taking place in southern Europe, and the inner struggle of someone who fears becoming what she has so often questioned.
Gaudí Award @ Gaudí Awards 2017

COUNTRY:

SPAIN

 

The documentary is part of the "Gender equality" tribute, which is co-financed by the Partnership Agreement (PA) 2014-2020 | Reform of the Public Sector.

20:00

A dignified death | Jessevan Venrooij (51')
(DIRECTOR PRESENT)

Under strictly specified circumstances, physicians in the Netherlands are allowed to perform euthanasia and assisted suicide at the request of a patient. The criteria include a voluntary and well-considered request from the patient, unbearable suffering without any prospect of improvement, and the lack of a reasonable alternative.
Eelco choses death by legal euthanasia. A film about his mission, breaking the taboos, but also about intense fellowship and farewell.
The last moments of a man with mental unbearable and hopeless suffering. He is tired of life and choses death, by legal euthanasia. What do those moments look like?
It was Eelco’s wish to record the last stage of his life but also to show the world how his bereaved deal with his death afterwards. His mission: to bring mental suffering and death as a solution into the open in our society. A heavy social mission, but the result is mostly an intimate film about friendship and letting go.

COUNTRY:

NETHERLANDS

21:30

Europe, the dream | Angelos Kovotsos & Anetta Papathanasiou (80')
(DIRECTOR PRESENT)

Three teenagers, one Greek, one Syrian, and one Afghan, are dreaming a free and comfortable life in a "perfect" Europe. Through the their agonistic personal paths that bring them closer to their dream, they find that perfect Europe does not exist and how their dreams can be canceled through harsh practices and nightmarish situations.

COUNTRY:

GREECE

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25 JANUARY 2019, FRIDAY

16:00

l am a girl | Rebecca Barry ( 88')

Six girls on the brink of womanhood, ready to become something extraordinary.
There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. They are girls. Being born a girl means you are more likely to be subjected to violence, disease, poverty and disadvantage than any other group on the planet
As each girl moves closer to coming of age, I AM A GIRL, a feature length documentary, reveals what it means to grow up female in the 21st century.
As a day on earth transpires from dawn to dusk and into the night, we meet Manu, Kimsey, Aziza, Habiba, Breani and Katie – each on the brink of womanhood and dealing with the realities of what it means to grow up female in their world today. As they come of age in the way their culture dictates, we see remarkable heart-warming stories of resilience, bravery and humour.
I AM A GIRL is an inspirational feature length documentary that paints a clear picture of the reality of what it means to be a girl in the 21st century. Feminism may have promised equality and sought a better and fairer world for women but the reality is that girls make up almost a quarter of the world’s population yet still face the greatest discrimination of any group in the world. Technology and science offer unimaginable potential but we still struggle to ensure men and women are afforded equal opportunities. Yet in spite of these obstacles, girls have found extraordinary ways to persevere and in our documentary we hear their stories of strength, hope, courage and a refusal to be second best. Stylistically the documentary interviews coupled with the poetic and observational, capturing the day-to-day realities of being a girl. The interwoven narratives use the motifs of nature and “coming of age” events, whether that be graduating from school, motherhood or an early marriage. Our journey takes the audience through a pastiche of diverse cultures and societies around the globe including Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Cameroon, Afghanistan, USA and Australia.

COUNTRY:

AUSTRALIA

 

The documentary is part of the "Gender equality" tribute, which is co-financed by the Partnership Agreement (PA) 2014-2020 | Reform of the Public Sector.

18:00

My sacred Glass Bowl | Priya Thuvassery (26')

My Sacred Glass Bowl looks at the concept of virginity as it is perceived by contrasting communities, from the vantage point of the filmmaker, sandwiched between two mothers bringing up their daughters in contemporary times

COUNTRY:

INDIA

 

The documentary is part of the "Gender equality" tribute, which is co-financed by the Partnership Agreement (PA) 2014-2020 | Reform of the Public Sector.

18:30

No Woman's Land | Dev Kanya Thakur (40’)

This is a 40 minute duration documentary film based on the property rights of tribal women in Himachal Pradesh in India. Today we all talk about women empowerment, women security and imbalance in child sex ratio. a large amount of money is spent on women programmes. But on the one corner in India the law applicable here is still gender biased.General law is not applicable here like the any other part of India. Customary law prevail in tribal areas of Himachal. This is the revenue law according to which a women cannot inherit the ancestral property both from paternal and maternal side. Due to this law women are suffering in tribal areas. I am the writer and director of this film. As a freelance journalist I found this subject to be raised at national and international platform. Because no political party wants to discuss this subject. this film is case study of those women who are suffering because of this law and wants to amend this law which is gender biased.

COUNTRY:

INDIA

 

The documentary is part of the "Gender equality" tribute, which is co-financed by the Partnership Agreement (PA) 2014-2020 | Reform of the Public Sector.

19:15

Bloody Phanek | Sonia Nepram, 48'
(DIRECTOR PRESENT)

“Bloody Phanek” is a film on phanek, an exclusive attire similar to a sarong, which is worn by Manipuri women in northeastern India bordering Burma. It blends the personal and the political. The film aims to discover how women use phanek as a medium of protest, while it explores the inherent concept of impurity and how this attire challenges masculinity.

COUNTRY:

INDIA

 

The documentary is part of the "Gender equality" tribute, which is co-financed by the Partnership Agreement (PA) 2014-2020 | Reform of the Public Sector.

20:15

Speach about Gender Equality in India, by the director Rajesh James

20:45

Naked wheels | Rajesh James (special screening)

The film is about the journey undertaken by a diverse group of people comprising males, females and transgenders across South India in a truck. The film seeks to explore many compelling thoughts on life, love, and gender. The film hopes for a society where none have to crush their desires because the majority does not understand it...

COUNTRY:

INDIA

 

The documentary is part of the "Gender equality" tribute, which is co-financed by the Partnership Agreement (PA) 2014-2020 | Reform of the Public Sector.

21:30

Obscuro Barroco | Eyaggelia Kranioti (59’)

Obscuro Barroco is an object that transforms infinitely, that devours infinitely: it is the mouth of Luana Muniz, a legendary figure of Rio de Janeiro’s night that serves as the stolen point of entry to the city's nocturnal incandescence. The film opens with a seductive ballet of luxuriant tropical vegetation caught in the sea breeze and bowing under heavy rain drops. The theatrical beauty of these evergreen trees is so intense that it appears to border upon the artificial: these images set the stage for a reversal of perspective in which nature itself seems factitious. It will reappear in the glittering décor of a carnival float, the swirling gateway to an artificial paradise that a healer blows in our face. It is our very capacity for metempsychosis that plays out in this film, this strange and unknown faculty through which our soul can move towards, through and inside other bodies. A true question of cinema, then. Obscuro Barroco is a docufiction about the dizzying heights of gender and metamorphosis. It is also a cinematographic hommage to a land of extremes, the city of Rio de Janeiro. Following the path of iconic transsexual figure Luana Muniz (1961-2017), the film explores different quests for the self through transvestism, carnaval and political struggle. In turn, it asks questions about the desire for transformation of the body, both intimate and social.
The film had its theatrical premiere at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival, where it won a Jury Award from the Teddy Award program

COUNTRY:

GREECE

 

The documentary is part of the "Gender equality" tribute, which is co-financed by the Partnership Agreement (PA) 2014-2020 | Reform of the Public Sector.

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