Sunday 7 March 2010
International Women’s Day

 

Sunday 7 March 2010
International Women’s Day Film Festival
My Daughter the Terrorist (2006)
In this intimate portrait we join two young women guerrillas in Sri Lanka training for the ultimate mission. We share their dreams, and their families’ loss. Dharsika and Puhalchudar belong to the last batch of the Black Tigers and are now equipped for the last mission: strapping a mine to their bodies, able to blow themselves and everything within a hundred feet to pieces. Dharsika’s family is typical: her father died in the war, her mother has been struggling to bring up her family in a war-torn society, but she is proud of her daughter’s fight for their homeland. ■ Directed by Beate Arnestad and Morten Daae.

Sunday 7 March 2010
International Women’s Day Film Festival
Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad [A Little Bit of So Much Truth] (2007)
In the summer of 2006 a broadly based non-violent uprising exploded in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Some compared it to the Paris Commune, while others called it the first Latin American revolution of the 21st century. But it was the people’s use of the media that truly made history in Oaxaca. ■ Directed by Jill Irene Freidberg.

Sunday 7 March 2010
International Women’s Day Film Festival
I Was a Teenage Feminist (2005)
When did “feminism” become a bad word? Why is it that young, independent, progressive women today feel uncomfortable identifying with it? Therese Shechter takes a funny, moving and very personal journey into the heart of feminism on the threshold of the 21st century. She talks to prominent feminists, rowdy students, liberated “Cosmo girls,” and “radical cheerleaders,” all in her quest to find out whether feminism can still be a source of personal and political power. ■ Directed by Therese Shechter.