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Women’s Film Week launches on Monday

A UNDP- and Goethe Institut-organised fourth Women’s Film Week launches on Monday with a 6pm ceremony at the capital’s buffer zone venue before a 7pm story of the pioneering pilot Amelia Earhart.

The five-day, free-of-charge, English subtitled programme continues on Tuesday at 5pm with the Spanish film The Teachers of the Republic followed buy the Polish film Solidarity According to Women and a public debate headed by the Technical Committee on Gender Equality.

Wednesday’s programme continues with the Swedish film Ingrid Berman in Her Own Words at 6pm followed by the Israeli film of one woman’s struggle to obtain a divorce Gett, the Trial of Viviane Ansalm at 8pm.

The Brazilian film Aquarius, a tale of a sitting tenant and her battle with developers, screens at 6pm on Thursday followed by the Goethe Institut choice of the German film Hanna Arendt, about a reporter at the war crimes trial of Adolf Eichmann, at 8.30pm.

Friday’s closing night programme offers the story of the first woman in space with the Russian film Flight Forever- Valentina Tereshkova at 6pm. A British Council film on a woman politician’s struggle for democracy in Nigeria, The Supreme Price, follows at 7.15pm and the season ends with a screening of the Italian film L’Oriana, about one of Italy’s most notorious and diverse writers, at 8pm.

A passport or ID card is required to access the venue from the Ledra Palace checkpoint.

Womens Film Week launches
Hafsat Abiola in The Supreme Price

 

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