A new journey into the Women’s Worlds begins…
The “Ovarian Psychos” are young, loud, and
tattooed. With their black bandanas tied over their mouths, they
the dangerous streets of LA’s Eastside. They are a community
of women of color, who have taken up the fight against racism and
violence against women.
The young Congolese woman, Jane, lives in
the “City of Joy”,
an establishment for women who were victims of war crimes. The
vibrant and cheerful place gives the traumatized women strength,
so they can return to their villages as brave and confident survivors.
Maria is the “Girl Unbound”: the professional squash
player lives in Waziristan, a region in Pakistan that is often
mentioned as a stronghold of the Taliban. Women there have de facto
no rights, yet the passionate athlete defies the Islamists and
fights for her personal freedom.
The activist Ye Haiyan, also known as “Hooligan Sparrow”,
started a protest action to seek justice for the sexual abuse of
six elementary school girls and was placed under government surveillance,
facing interrogation, threats and harassment.
In “Pokot “ (english title “Spoor”),
the eccentric and charismatic animal welfarist, Janina Duszejko,
alone in a small village in Poland. Every day, the elderly woman
spars with the local hunters, who see poaching as their tradition,
and forms alliances with other outsiders of the strongly patriarchal
Again this year, the Film Festival Women’s Worlds shows
strong women from around the world, who look above and beyond their
private circumstances to advocate for themselves and their rights.
In over 30 documentary and feature films, their moving stories
and impressive destinies will be told.