The fictionalization of reality as a method of documentarism is key to tell these stories of women and families facing exceptional situations and daily routine, politically motivated oppression and trauma, and the empowering experience of feminist emancipation. A femmage to role models, survivors, and avantgardists in all spheres of life.
Why should you read Virginia Woolf? – Iseult Gillespie
In both her essays and her fiction, Virginia Woolf shapes the slippery nature of subjective experience into words, while her characters frequently lead inner lives that are deeply at odds with their external existence. Iseult Gillespie helps make sense of these disparities.
Von Bürgern und „Bürgerinnen” – 50 Jahre Frauenstimmrecht im Baselbiet | Of citizens and ‘citizens’
Women’s suffrage in Switzerland: 50 years ago, women were given the right to vote in the small canton of Basel-Country – relatively early compared to the rest of the country.
The lives of Lavette Mayes and her children changed forever when she was arrested after getting into a fight with her mother-in-law. The film is part of a short animated documentary series about mass incarceration in the U.S., commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Spolu sami | Apart
Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Three friends share the same experience: When they were teenagers, one of their parents died. A portrait of young people who had to grow up too soon.
Bibiana Rojas Gómez
Bibiana wants to know more about the town where her mother and grandmother used to live. What she finds is a dark family story that reflects Colombia’s violent history.
West Question East Answer
An exploration of communication problems between two generations (a Korean grandmother and her German granddaughter) based on their cultural and historical background.
The Woman Who Turns Into A Castle
The story of a woman who turns into a castle is based on a case study by Oliver Sacks.
A woman recounts her experience living with vaginismus – how health professionals have failed her, men have rejected her, and shame, anger, and hatred have plagued her body.
Samo (Anna Bergmann), André Hörmann
Akiko Takakura is one of the last survivors of the atomic bomb explosion of Hiroshima. During the Obon festival she receives the spirits of her parents and is haunted by memories.
Caroline Voagen Nelson
A true love story about a Morse code instructor finding her path during WWII.
Tricky Women - International Animation Filmfestival Vienna