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50/50 Equality in Cinema | 25-29 November 2020

4th WIFT GR film festval
For the Elimination of Violence against Women
online.tainiothiki.gr

Following the great success of the previous years, Women in Film and Television Greece (WIFT GR)and the Greek Film Archive present the 4th 50/50 EQUALITY IN CINEMA WIFT GR FILM FESTIVAL, which will take place between 25 and 29 November 2020, on the occasion of the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November), under the auspices and with the support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport, and under the auspices of the Hellenic General Secretariat for Family Policy and Gender Equality.

Due to the pandemic, the Festival will be held on line, at the screening platform of the Greek Film Archive online.tainiothiki.gr. On line admission is free. The Board of Directors of WIFT GR wishes to inform the public that, while safety is always our priority, we firmly believe in the significance of culture’s contribution to society, particularly during such difficult times; therefore, we decided not to cancel the Festival.

Violence against women – psychological, sexual and physical violence, the most extreme case of which is femicide – is a global scourge. Sexist beliefs and misogynistic practices cross geographical, cultural and class borders. We must react decisively and urgently. WIFT GR and the Greek Film Archive dedicate this Festival to the effort for the elimination of violence against women. We wish to contribute to raising awareness with regard to this major issue, as well as to empowering practices. We invite you all to watch films with us, but also to think and act, now!

THE FILMS

The Festival consists of 5 feature-length and 14 short films, Greek and international, fiction and documentary, of diverse styles, offering a wide range of approaches to women’s gaze and experience, and focusing on the subject of gendered violence. Five of the short films are proposed by WIFT GR partners.

AND A ROUND TABLE

A round table will take place on Saturday 28 November at 19:00 online. Researchers and university professors, feminist activists and representatives of women’s support structures will discusson the topic of the “For the Elimination of Violence Against Women”.

Violence against women – psychological, sexual and physical violence, the most extreme case of which is femicide – is a global scourge. Sexist beliefs and misogynistic practices cross geographical, cultural and class borders. We must react decisively and urgently.

Researchers and university professors, feminist activists and representatives of women’s support structures will present various theoretical and practical aspects of the topic.

The speakers will be:

  • Ahena Athanasiou, Professor of Social Anthropology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, “Not One (Woman) Less: The Persistent Intersectionality of Gender Violence”
  • Anastasia-Sasa Lada, Architect, Professor Emerita in Architectural Design, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,“No Shelter, No Law (Sans toit ni loi): The Gendered Gaze and the Objectification of the Female Body”
  • Maria Komninos, Professor Emerita of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, President of the Board of Directors of the Greek Film Archive, “Images and Discourses of the Violence Against Women on the Screen: The Case of Greek Cinema, 1932-2019”
  • Diana Manesi, Social Anthropologist, Researcher at the Centre for the Research on Women's Issues “Diotima”,“The Representation of Domestic Violence in American Cinema: Violence, Male Gaze and Female Sexuality”
  • Carmen Zografou, Filmmaker, Co-Director of the Feminist Autonomous Centre for Research, “Feminist Tools and Practices Applied to the Filmmaking Production Process”
  • Christina Papadimitriou, Social Support Counsellor at the Athens Counselling Centre for WomenG.S.F.P.G.E., “Narrative as Telling and as Reason forChange: Transformation through Counselling for the Victims of Gendered-Based Violence”
  • Alexia Tsouni,Founding Member and Member of the Editorial Board of the Women's Rights Association “To Mov”, “Solidarity: The ‘Lifeline’ for Women When All Else Fails”

 The discussion will be chaired by the President of WIFT GR, Rea Walldén.

Register to watch the discussion here.

--- THE DISCUSSION WILL BE HELD IN GREEK ---


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