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Feature films

#Female Pleasure
by Barbara Miller

Switzerland/Germany 2018, 97 min., documentary, English/German/Japanese with German subtitles

Rokudenashiko stands on trial: she made and distributed a 3D scan of her vulva – an obscenity under Japanese law. For women in many cultures around the world, the demonization of the female body is part of daily life. Where does the fear of female sexuality come from? Five women from the five world religions defend themselves against their lived oppression.
Rewarded in Locarno
In cooperation with d.a.i.
Director Barbara Miller present

Kino Museum Wed 28.11., 6:00 p.m.

by Clare Weiskopf

Colombia 2016, 82 min., documentary, Spanish/English with English subtitles

What does it mean to be a good mother? Newly pregnant Clare asks herself this question. Her search for an answer leads unavoidably to her own mother, Val. How could she leave her to live alone in the jungle? This intimate mother-daughter portrait explores the boundaries between responsibility and self-fulfillment.
Audience Award FICCI

Kino Museum Fri 23.11., 4:00 p.m.

by Sara Jegeman

Sweden 2018, 70 min., documentary, Swedish/English/German/Swiss-German with German subtitles

Zeliha observes how the fundamentalist movement is growing in the Swedish suburbs; Seyran has received death threats since she opened a liberal Mosque in Berlin; Saïda criticizes the political influence in the Mosques of Europe. Five human rights activists talk about their fight for an open and liberal Europe and for a progressive Islam.

Kino Museum Mon 26.11., 4:00 p.m.

Birthright: A War Story
by Civia Tamarkin

USA 2017, 105 min., documentary, English with English subtitles

The USA has the highest maternal death rate of all industrialized countries. How can this be? Radical religious groups’ constant onslaught against the legalization of abortion has undermined the system in the USA to the point that for women there, birth has become life threatening. The “personhood” movement wants to go even farther.

Kino Museum Sun 25.11., 4:00 p.m.

Bloß keine Tochter! – Asiens Frauenmangel und die Folgen
by Antje Christ & Dorothe Dörholt

Germany 2018, 90 min., documentary, German version

In India, despite the ban on prenatal sex determination, there are significantly fewer girls born than boys. In China, parents desperately seek wives for their sons. A massive, western-initiated birth-control program in the 1960s, together with a cultural preference for sons, has had fatal consequences: today there is an estimated shortage of 200 million women in Asia.
Director Dorothe Dörholt present

Kino Museum Tue 27.11., 3:30 p.m.

Cut: Exposing FGM Worldwide
by John Chua

Great Britain (and others) 2017, 86 min., documentary, English with English subtitles
For more than six years, traveling to 15 countries, John Chua collected research about FGM for this film, speaking to survivors, circumcisers, activists, and medical professionals. His shocking discovery: female genital mutilation (FGM) is an indigenous practice found on every inhabitable continent, from Asia to South America, and in the USA, across many ethnicities and religions.
Director John Chua present

Kino Museum Sat 24.11., 3:30 p.m.

Die andere Seite von allem – Eine politische Geistergeschichte (The Other Side of Everything)
by Mila Turajlic

Serbia/France/Quatar 2017, 104 min., documentary, Serbian with German subtitles

From her window, Srbijanka can observe the mood out on Belgrade’s streets. As a key figure in the resistance against the Miloševic regime, she actively tried to shape the fate of her country. Serbia’s turbulent history has left its mark on life in her apartment: one door in the living room has been sealed and unopened for 70 years.
24 film awards

Kino Museum Mon 26.11., 4:00 p.m

Facing the Dragon
by Sedika Mojadidi

Afghanistan/USA/Quatar 2018, 80 min., documentary, Dari with English subtitles

Nilofar is campaigning for reelection in a Taliban-besieged province. Journalist Shakila reports about corruption and women’s rights abuses. When the violence in Afghanistan increases after the withdrawal of US-troops, they both must choose between taking action for their country and their children’s safety.
Rewarded at Human Rights Watch Festival New York
Protagonist Shakila Ebrahimkhil present

Kino Museum Tue 27.11., 6:00 p.m.

Little Stones
by Sophia Kruz

Senegal/Kenya/India/Brazil/USA/Germany 2017, 87 min., documentary, English with German subtitles

Four women, four stories. Each of them is a piece of a great mosaic that spans the whole world. From a dance therapist in India, who works with victims of forced prostitution to rapper Sister Fa, who fights in Senegal to eliminate FGM– with their creativity, the women advocate for positive change.
Six film awards
Protagonist Sister Fa present

Kino Museum Fri 23.11., 6:00 p.m.

Malala – Ihr Recht auf Bildung (He Named Me Malala)
by Davis Guggenheim

USA 2015, 87 min., documentary, German version

Since childhood Malala committed herself to the fight for education for girls. After blogging about how the Taliban deny girls access to education, she soon became one of their main targets. In 2012, they made an attempt on her life, but the 15-year-old survived. In turn, she became an iconic figure for the fight for universal education and empowerment for young girls – and the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate ever.
Multiple award-winning
In cooperation with Mädchen*treff Tübingen e.V.

Kino Museum Fri 23.11., 2:30 p.m.

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.
by Steve Loveridge

USA/Great Britain/Sri Lanka 2018, 95 min., documentary, English/Tamil with German subtitles

Pop star M.I.A raps to express herself and point out relevant societal issues. Born amidst the civil war in Sri Lanka, Maya and her family migrated to London when she was ten years old. The situation of the Tamil and her family in Sri Lanka never let her go. A gripping portrait of a dazzling, exceptional artist, who’s not afraid to break taboos.
Special Jury Prize Sundance

Kino Museum Sat 24.11., 4:00 p.m.

by Laura Bari

Canada/Argentina 2017, 100 min., documentary, Spanish with English subtitles

Cousins Rocío and Aldana both experienced sexualized violence – Rocío‘s scars remind her daily of her past trauma. But the lively young women don’t want to see themselves as victims: in one impactful encounter, they share their experiences with each other for the first time. A workshop at Cirque du Soleil helps them reconquer their futures.
Audience Award Mar del Plata

Kino Museum Wed 28.11., 4:00 p.m.

by Mark Michel

Germany 2017, 84 min., documentary, German version

„I saw myself as a monster, a freak. I was there, but at first nobody noticed.” We are perceived as being our bodies. But what if we have no control over our outer shell? With breathtakingly poetic language, Veronika, a young woman with Asperger syndrome, takes us on a journey into her vibrant interior world and the extraordinary way she experiences the world.
Award Youth Jury DOK Leipzig
Protagonist and screenwriter Veronika Raila and director Mark Michel present (25.11.2018)

Kino Museum Sun 25.11., 3:30 p.m.
Kino Waldhorn Mon 26.11., 6:00 p.m

by Thomas Morgan

USA/Lebanon 2017, 73 min., documentary, Arabic/English with English subtitles

Intrepid Mariam is one of 50,000 residents of the refugee camp Burj el-Barajneh. She took her fate into her own hands and started a successful catering business, which became a symbol of hope. Women who have fled from Syria, Palestine and Iraq cook there, side-by-side. About the uniting power of cooking.
Three film awards

Kino Museum Tue 27.11., 4:00 p.m.

The Cut: Exploring FGM
by Lynn Ferguson

Sweden/Somalia/Kenya 2017, 48 min., documentary, English version

Journalist Fatma Naib sets off on a personal journey to grapple with the taboo topic of FGM. In Africa, she meets circumcisers and its proponents, but also women who fight against FGM. Her question: what will it take to end this harmful practice, that her Eritrean-born mother had to suffer?
Peabody Award

Kino Museum Thu 22.11., 7:00 p.m.

The Peace Agency
by Sue Useem

Indonesia/USA 2017, 92 min., documentary, English/Indonesian with English subtitles

Lian Gogali is convinced: women are the most important figures in the peace process! For twenty years, her home, Poso, has been a hotbed of interreligious conflict that has forced over 80,000 people to flee. In her Women’s School, Christian and Muslim women learn together to stand up for their rights. An emboldening film!

Kino Museum Thu 22.11., 4:00 p.m.

White Right: Meeting the Enemy
by Deeyah Khan

USA/Great Britain/Norway 2017, 60 min., documentary, English version

Deeyah Khan suddenly finds herself in the middle of one of the most brutal demonstrations by the far right in recent years, in Charlottesville. She is in the USA to understand the hate, to meet the people behind the headlines, to confront neo-Nazis and white nationalists: “I am a woman of color. I am Muslim. I am a feminist. Am I your enemy?”
Emmy nomination

Kino Museum Fri 23.11., 4:30 p.m.
Kino Museum Wed 28.11., 4:00 p.m.

Yours in Sisterhood
by Irene Lusztig

USA 2018, 101 min., documentary, English with English subtitles

A 13-year-old dreams of becoming President, a married woman confesses her lesbian love affair – open-hearted, humorous, and at times furious, readers in the 1970s wrote to the feminist magazine Ms. Their letters show how the realities of women’s daily lives then and today differ – or remain scarily similar.
In cooperation with d.a.i.

Kino Museum Thu 22.11., 4:00 p.m.

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