London Feminist Film Festival: HERSTORIES + Panel Discussion

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Duration:71 mins

Plus panel discussion including director Sue Sudbury

TAXI SISTER

Director: Theresa Traore Dahlberg. Senegal 2011. 30 mins. Wolof and French with English subtitles.

In this inspiring documentary we observe the life of Boury, one of the 15 women taxi drivers in Senegal, as she leads a busy life filled with everyday drama, and constantly grapples with society’s views and expectations of women.

AS A WARRIOR – European premiere

Director: Nadia Benedicto. Argentina 2011. 16 mins. Spanish with English subtitles.

A victim of domestic violence finds the strength to be her own knight in shining armour.

SEATING CODE

Director: Hong Yane Wang. UK/China 2010. 3 mins. Chinese with English subtitles.

This short from an art installation about sexism in the film industry deals with the Chinese myth that it is bad luck if a woman sits on a camera box on a film set.

SARI STORIES

Director: Sue Sudbury. UK/India 2010. 24 mins. Telegu with English subtitles.

This documentary follows women in rural India who are training as video journalists as they document their everyday lives. Given the means to make their voices heard, the women use the opportunity to challenge patriarchy and empower themselves. SARI STORIES is a moving, inspiring film and a reminder of the necessity to have more women’s voices in the media.