The Future is Female: Cinema and Equality
"The Future is Female", is realized under the Operational Program "Public Sector Reform", co-funded by the European Union (European Social Fund) and national resources, is a cinematic tool aiming to encourage women’s political, social and economic equality; an artistic awakening seeking to ensure equal rights, same opportunities, as well as the cultivation of social behavior that reinforce a daily life of equality for both men and women, in every field.
Through a series of this year’s films, both fiction and documentary, which will be screened for the first time in our country and will be accompanied by a series of conversations with women artists, people from the cultural sector and various entities, we try to define in sociopolitical terms the issue of women’s emancipation. Back in the '50s, Rosario Castellanos raised questions about women’s rights which, 60 years later, remain unanswered. Could mothers take up arms in order to rewrite a nation’s history? The Sandinistas’ female revolutionary (and silenced) voice is more relevant today than ever. A manifesto for the freedom of dreams by a young girl in turbulent Damascus of 2011. Ilhan’s personal struggle to be elected and the fight for change as to the demographics of politically involved people.
These are some of the protagonists in the films, but also, in real life. And finally, if you were wondering why there are so few women filmmakers, "Half the Picture" tries to give an answer and pin down the problem of women’s exclusion. Wasn’t it about time to talk about the elephant in the room? Dimitra Argyraki, Andy Dimopoulou, Maria Nathanail
The tribute entitled “The Future is Female: Cinema and Equality” is implemented by the Operational Program “Public Sector Reform” and its co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund) and Greek National Funds.