ShoutOUT! 6 Films to Mark 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – that’s the campaign by the UN Women to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. It starts today, 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day.
As part of 16 days of activism, UN Women Singapore is screening a total of 6 films on the theme of ending violence against women.
The screening event takes place at 22 Camden Park, Singapore 299814 (Hollandse Club)
25th Nov (Fri) A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
A woman in Pakistan sentenced to death for falling in love becomes a rare survivor of the country's harsh judicial system.
Registration Page: agirlintheriver.peatix.com
26th Nov (Sat) Menstrual Man
Set in India, Amit Virmani’s documentary follows the journey of a trailblazing social entrepreneur with an unconventional story. Menstruation is still a taboo in many societies, including India. The idea of a man converting this issue into a business, however, is almost unheard of. Follow the inspiring story of Muruganantham, a school dropout who realized that the majority of women in India couldn’t afford sanitary pads and decided to do something about it. The screening will be followed by an interactive session with the director.
Registration Page: menstrualman.peatix.com
27th Nov (Sun) Spilled Water
After having spent many years in the United States, Tchao, the filmmaker, returns to China to explore transformations in gender relations in her home country. Following the paths of four very different women, the documentary shows us the transformational role of women in a traditionally male-dominated society. While many of us have heard of China’s economic expansion in the past decades, where do women fit into these changes? We will be holding an interactive discussion following the screening to share our ideas on these issues.
Registration Page: spilledwater.peatix.com
3rd Dec (Sat) Playing with Fire
The film, directed by Anneta Papathanassiou, follows the stories of six Afghan women whose dream it is to act, an aspiration that is not only badly seen in Afghanistan, but also dangerous. Indeed, women in acting risk being beaten and even killed for being on stage, or aspiring to be. We learn more about these women’s ensuing battle against culture and tradition. One of the key themes explored in this documentary is the transformative power of art. An interactive discussion about the issues highlighted in the film will follow the screening.
Registration Page: playingwithfire.peatix.com
4th Dec (Sun) The Girls of Phnom Penh
This documentary by Matthew Watson explores the universe of young girls who are part of Cambodia’s virginity trade. Many of these girls sell themselves from a young age in order to support their families. A strong theme emerging from the film are the solidarity bonds that develop between these victims. Following the screening, we will be discussing the plight of women in the sex trade.
Registration Page: thegirlsofphnompenh.peatix.com
9th Dec (Fri) OASS (The Dew Drop)
Abhinav Shiv Tiwari’s documentary follows the story of Kiku, an eleven -year-old girl from rural Nepal who is sold to a brothel in Delhi by an aunt, under false pretences that she will be acquiring an education. Faced with the harsh reality of forced sexual encounters and violence, we follow her quest to try and escape from her situation. A discussion on human trafficking and the issues highlighted in the film will follow.
Registration Page: oass.peatix.com