Insights into women´s worlds 2004
8.00 p.m. Opening
of the Filmfestival
in the movie theater Museum with the prize-winning
film „El Kotbia (the bookstore)“
from Nawfel Saheb-Ettaba,
who will be present at the opening.
A small, almost forgotten bookstore becomes the centre of powerful
feelings of two Tunisian women from different generations –
a young, beautiful lower class woman with a gorgeous voice, and
an elderly widow who had been married by force in her youth. Both
of them are trying to find their own way of dealing with restricting
traditions and daring freedom. A gripping film by Tunisian filmmaker
Nawfel Saheb-Ettaba which received the award for the best African
movie at the Montreal World Film Festival 2003.
Afterwards Opening Celebration with the music-group „Cántaro“
in the Kelterbar.
(cello, accordeon, percussion and several Latin American string
instruments) plays mainly their own compositions of traditional
Latin American and Spanish music. Featuring a Spanish singer with
her stirring voice and passionate dances, the group´s performance
promises for a great evening.
12.00 p.m. Discussion
Topic of the discussion: „Human rights of women – a
topic in filmmaking“ in the movie theater Arsenal.
The directors Nawfel Saheb-Ettaba,
Ayse Polat and Jeanine
Meerapfel as well as the actress Archie
Panjabi will discuss the possibilities and perspectives of the
medium of film in standing up for women´s rights.
Looking back at the discussion with the Directors of documentaries
at the film festival 2003, this year will we talk with Directors
of feature films about the qualitiies a movie has to have to fulfill
to represent women´s rights effectively. Additionally we will
raise the question of how these kinds of films have to be produced
and distributed to work for women´s rights. Furthermore the
different possibilities of feature films compared to documentaries
in dealing with women´s right will be discussed. In this context,
the personal intentions of the directors to produce such movies
will be considered as well.
3.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. Theater
performance in the LTT
to the International day of „No to Violence against Women“
play "Krabat and the 7 Whores – (no) Fairy Tale“
is about the trafficking of women from Eastern Europe to Germany.
It will be presented by the Theater group of the Albert Einstein
High School of Reutlingen, under the direction of Cordelia Honigberger
in co-operation with Terre des Femmes e.V. These pupils had seen
films about the topic at our film festival in 2003 and felt motivated
to develop a play which was then chosen for the National School-Theater
Festival in September 2004.
| Coordinator of the
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