London Feminist Film Festival: FIGHTING BACK + Panel Discussion

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Duration:54 mins

Plus panel discussion including one of the makers of GIVE US A SMILE

THE WOMANHOOD – UK premiere

Director: Yvonne LaBarge. USA 2011. 11 mins.

A girl is inducted into ‘the Womanhood’ and learns about the special powers she will gain as a result.

GIVE US A SMILE

Directors: Leeds Animation Workshop. UK 1983. 13 mins.

This animation deals with sexual harassment, women’s objectification in the media, and ways women are fighting back. The themes dealt with in this film are just as pertinent today as they were 30 years ago, if not more so.

SHE WAS NO GRETA GARBO – UK premiere

Director: Madelen Eliasson. Sweden 2010. 4 mins. Swedish with English subtitles.

This animation deals with the defence lawyers’ arguments in a Swedish gang rape case and how they play into rape myths.

KUNG FU GRANDMA

Director: Jeong-One Park. UK 2012. 27 mins. Swahili and Kikuyu with English subtitles.

The rape of elderly women by young men is a big problem in the slums of Korogocho, Kenya. This documentary follows a group of elderly women who are taking a self-defence course to enable them to better protect themselves. The daily realities of the slums and the myths that may contribute to these violent attacks are explored. A powerful portrayal of women who have come together in sisterhood to defend themselves.

Followed by our Awards Ceremony