A three-hour film tribute organised by the Center for Research on Gender Equality in collaboration with the Cinema Festival of Chania and in co-organisation with the Regional Unity of Chania.
The 25th November: the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women
It is widely accepted that violence is not a private matter. Yet, psychological, sexual, physical or verbal violence against women is a serious social issue that is not related to any social, economic or cultural differences, but concerns individual persons and all women.
WHEN: 25th November 19.00
WHERE: Cultural Centre, Andrea Papandreou 70, Chania
19:15 – 20:00: short films
1) Listen by Hamy Ramezan , Finnish-Iranian director and winner of numerous awards, is about a foreign woman in a burqa goes with her young son to a Copenhagen police station to file a complaint against her abusive husband, but the translator assigned to her seems unwilling to convey the true meaning of her words. A tense, hard-hitting film about cultural isolation and bureaucratic ignorance.
2)The Way Home (13΄)by Begonia Randhav , a Swedish-Kurdish Law School student in 2014, who launched a campaign film for United Nations Association of Sweden to raise awareness of the International Day for Elimination of Violence against women. She did that while she was the Millennium Development Goals Ambassador for the United Nations Association of Sweden. The campaign went viral in Sweden, and when she represented Sweden at the One Young World Summit, the world youth leaders and founders of the organization were so affected by the campaign, it went international. She currently works with unaccompanied refugee minors and also within the women’s refugees.
About the film:
After escaping war in their home country, Sabah and part of her family end up in a hospital in Sweden. As developments unfold, Sabah will have to make a difficult choice for both herself and her family.
3)The Day After (16΄) directed by Dimitris Christodoulou whose short film was awarded by the UNESCO.
20:15 – 21:55 PRIMAS directed by Laura Bari
PRIMAS is the portrait of two cousins, Rocío and Aldana, Argentinian teenagers ,who grow up in different countries and spend their teens trying to overcome the physical and psychological traumas of their tough past. They perform in dance, theater, acrobats and visual arts. By the time they got to know each other, their body has learned to express what the language barrier prevents.
Chania Film Festival
photo credit: ERT