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Women’s Film Week



Date of Event: 08/03/2021

Time of Event: 19:00

Location of Event: Online

Under the esteemed patronage of HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal,

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador,

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day

UN Women, the Royal Film Commission and partners

invite you to attend the 9th edition of the

Women’s Film Week

From 8th of March 2021

at 7:00 PM

the films will be screened online

The link to watch the film will be shared on the RFC’s social media platforms

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Monday 8 March

7 PM

Bahraini Women’s efforts and initiatives to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

The Supreme Council for Women, 5 min, documentary, Bahrain, Arabic with English subtitles, 2021

The documentary aims to shed light on the exemplary efforts by Bahraini women and their role during the challenging circumstances caused by COVID-19 pandemic, especially those serving as frontline responders. The film follows the stories of three women working in the education and health sector, showcasing their efforts in balancing between work duties and support to their families, highlight the importance of family support in balancing both responsibilities.

The characters portrayed in this film represent influential models, each in her respective field of work. Yet, the message remains the same: the ability of women to make a difference in such difficult circumstances.

Tuesday 9 March

7 PM

I come out of the shadow

2 min, Public Service Announcement, Ukrainian with English subtitles, Ukraine, 2019

Women serve in security sector agencies of Ukraine on equal footing with men, not in their shadow. “I come out of the Shadow” celebrates the courage and professionalism of the women in law enforcement.

Developed with the support of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and UN Women, in the video servicewomen working across difference institutions and security sector agencies talk about the importance of their work and share their professional achievements, including in support of the implementation of the National Action Plan on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

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Mataharis

Icíar Bollaín,100 min, Drama/ Comedy, Spanish with English subtitles, Spain, 2007

Private detectives Inés, Eva, and Carmen often invade others' privacy but are clueless about confronting their own secrets. While on the job, these three surveillance specialists will have to cross the thin line dividing public and private matters, bringing their own issues to light in order to solve more than just their professional cases.

Awards: Best Director at the Revista Cien de Cine; Best Script at the International Film Festival of Guadalajara (México); Best Supporting Actress (Nuria González) at the Premios de la Unión de Actores; Best Supporting Actress and Best Script at the CEC Awards.
 

Wednesday 10 March

7 PM

Pien Queen of the Bee

Ellen Vloet,17 mins, Documentary, Dutch with English subtitles, The Netherlands, 2015

Pien is on a mission to save bees from extinction. While she tends to her own bees in her backyard by ensuring their hive conditions are optimal for reproduction, she is also fighting another battle. Pien has bone cancer and, even though medical treatment has prevented her from taking her bees on a trip to the nectar fields, she is determined not to give up either fight.

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Batallas Intimas

Lucía Gajá, 87 min, documentary, in Spanish, English, Hindi and Finnish with English subtitles, Mexico, 2016

This documentary is about domestic violence, portraying the stories of struggle and hopes of five women from different countries: Mexico, India, Finland, the United States of America, and Spain, who confront this widespread phenomenon and slowly rebuild their lives with the support of other women.

Thursday 11 March

7 PM

Queen Marie of Romania

Alexis Cahill, 110 min, Drama, English, Romanian, French and German with English subtitles, Romania, 2019

Based on real events focused around Queen Marie. Devastated by the First World War, crushed by disease, and held captive by hunger, the political fate of Romania was extremely controversial.

In the spring of 1919, Queen Marie attended the Paris Peace Conference for the great unification's international recognition, facing the world’s most powerful leaders and fighting for her country.

Awards: Winner of the Gopo Award for Best Make-up and Hairstyle, and Best Costume Design in Romania.

Friday 12 March

7 PM

Animation Quarantine

Compote Collective, 10 min, Short Animation, Bulgaria, 2020

Animation Quarantine is an experimental omnibus. With the participation of 25 animation artists, each reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic situation with their own vision. Every animated fragment is cued from the microscopic images of the Coronavirus and forms a part of the global noise mosaic. The individual musical interpretation is created by BigBanda Soundscapers.

The animation is dominantly made by women artists.

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Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

Tony Tilse, 101 min, Mystery/Adventure, English with Arabic subtitles, Australia, 2020

Set in the late 1920s, ‘Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears’ honours the heightened exoticisms of the murder mystery genre as the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, lady detective, takes to the skies on a Middle Eastern adventure that begins in the city of Jerusalem where Phryne helps a young Bedouin woman, Shirin Abbas, escape from jail. Together they pursue the mystery of an ancient treasure that disappeared from a secret crypt beneath the desert in the closing chapters of the Great War. Stirring up a hornet’s nest of class, culture and colonial sensitivities, Phryne dodges death threats and weaves her way around the law to make amends for an injustice wreaked on Shirin.

Sunday 28 March

7 PM

Nadia, Butterfly

Pascal Plante, 107 min, Drama/Adventure, French with Arabic subtitles, Canada, 2020

The film stars Katerine Savard as Nadia, an Olympic swimmer struggling to redefine her life after retiring from the sport at the conclusion of the 2020 Summer Olympics. Its cast also includes Canadian competitive swimmers Ariane Mainville and Hilary Caldwell in supporting roles as Nadia's friends and teammates, as well as Pierre-Yves Cardinal.

Awards: Best Canadian Feature Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival.


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