Tearing Walls Down

Tearing Walls Down - 2023

50 min min - Documentary
Number: 21
Show: Saturday 11 November, 21:30, Hagabion Sal 1
Director:  Hebun Polat, Şerif Çiçek
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In Turkey, opposition politicians who oppose the state apparatus face violence, agitation, and repression, and they are being dismissed, persecuted, and imprisoned. Since November 4, 2016, When Erdoğan's AKP party came to power, hundreds of opposition politicians have been jailed or forced into exile to silence them. This film shows the struggle of four Kurdish women politicians, Figen Yüksekdağ, Gültan Kışanak, Aysel Tuğluk, and Sibel Yiğitalp, whose "Crime" was to fight for a hopeful and pluralistic world against an anti-democratic government.


Collections: EFF-23

Genres: Documentary

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Country:  Germany,  Turkey
Language:  Kurdish, English text

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Runtime:  0 h 50 min

Seven Winter in Tehran

Seven Winter in Tehran - 2023

97 min min - Documentary
Number: 16
Show: Friday 10 November, 18:30, Bio Roy | Tuesday 14 November, 21:00, Hagabion Sal 1
Director:  Steffi Niederzoll
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Tehran, July 2007: Reyhaneh Jabbari, 19, has a business meeting with a new client. When he tries to rape her, she stabs him in self-defense. Later that day, she is arrested for murder. Her trial resulted in a death penalty sentence. Thanks to personal and secretly recorded videos provided by Reyhaneh's family, their testimonies, and the letters written by Reyhaneh in prison, the film retraces the fate of a woman who becomes a symbol of resistance and women's rights even beyond the borders of Iran.


Collections: EFF-23

Genres: Documentary

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Country:  France,  Germany
Language:  Persian, English text

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Production Companies:  Made In Germany Filmproduktion, Gloria Films, TS Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 37 min

Sabaya

Sabaya - 2021

90 min min - Documentary
Number: 15
Show: Monday 13 November, 21:00, Hagabion Sal 1
Director:  Hogir Hirori
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The film follows a group in Syria's Al-Hol, a dangerous camp in the Middle East, as they risk their lives to save a woman being held by ISIS as an abducted sex slave.


Collections: EFF-23

Genres: Documentary

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Country:  Sweden
Language:  Kurdish, Arabic, English text

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min

Mina – The Price of Freedom

Mina - The Price of Freedom - 2022

70 min min - Documentary
Number: 14
Show: Wednesday 15 November, 18:30, Selma Lagerlöfs Center
Director:  Hesam Yousefi
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The documentary "Mina – The Price of Freedom" portrays Mina Ahadi, an Iranian human rights activist who now lives in Cologne. Mina has been fighting against executions and stoning’s in Iran for decades – and thus became a target of the regime herself. After massive campaigns by numerous activists for civil and political rights worldwide, including Mina, the pressure of world opinion forced the regime of religious fundamentalism that rules Iran to stop the execution of stoning sentences. An example in this context was the stoning of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. The portrait is made by Hesam Yousefi, an Iranian human rights activist who lives in exile in Germany.


Collections: EFF-23

Genres: Documentary

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Country:  Germany
Language:  Persian, Kurdi, German, English text

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Runtime:  1 h 10 min

Women Art Revolution

Women Art Revolution - 2010

83 min min - Documentary
Number: 12
Show: Saturday 11 November, 14:30, Viktoriasalen
Director:  Lynn Hershman
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Hershman elaborates on the relationship of the Feminist Art Movement to the 1960s anti-war and civil rights movements and explains how historical events, such as the all-male protest exhibition against the invasion of Cambodia, sparked the first of many feminist actions against major cultural institutions. The film details major developments in women’s art of the 1970s, including the first feminist art education programs, political organizations and protests, alternative art spaces such as the A.I.R. Gallery and Franklin Furnace in New York, and the Los Angeles Women’s Building, publications such as Chrysalis and Heresies, and landmark exhibitions, performances, and installations of public art that changed the entire direction of art. New ways of thinking about the complexities of gender, race, class, and sexuality evolved. The Guerrilla Girls emerged as the art world's conscience and held academic institutions, galleries, and museums accountable for discrimination practices.


Collections: EFF-23

Genres: Documentary

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Country:  USA
Language:  English, English text

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Hotwire Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 23 min

Joonam

Joonam - 2023 (2024)

USA min - Documentary
Number: 11
Show: Saturday 11 November, 19:00, Hagabion Sal 1 | Tuesday 14 November, 18:30, Angereds Bio
Director:  Sierra Urich
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Spurred by a provocative family memory and a lifetime of separation from the country her mother left behind, a young filmmaker delves into her mother and grandmother's complicated pasts and her own fractured Iranian identity.


Collections: EFF-23

Genres: Documentary

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Country:  Documentary
Language:  English, Persian, English text
Release Date:  19 June 2024

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Runtime:  0 h 00 min

I Am the Revolution

I Am the Revolution - 2018

74 min min - Documentary
Number: 9
Show: Saturday 11 November, 16:30, Viktoriasalen
Director:  Benedetta Argentieri
Writers:  Benedetta Argentieri (co-writer)
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The inspiring story of three women risking their lives to incite political, activist, and armed uprisings in Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq.


Collections: EFF-23

Genres: Documentary

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Country:  USA
Language:  English, Kurdish, Arabic, Dari, Subtitles: English

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Runtime:  1 h 14 min

Fifteenth Person

Fifteenth Person - 2023

47 min min - Documentary
Number: 5
Show: Saturday 11 November, 21:30, Viktoriasalen | Sunday 12 November, 19:30, Viktoriasalen
Director:  Alireza Behbahani
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This documentary is focused on a ten-day part of the life of Shahla Entesari, a women's activist and a political activist, and shows her mood during the Mahsa Amini(Jina) Revolution. Shahla Entesari is one of the signatories of Statement 14, and in Iran, for signing That statement, she has been sentenced to 7 years in prison. During one of his vacations, he immigrated to Turkey illegally and continues living in Sivas under security measures.


Collections: EFF-23

Genres: Documentary

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Country:  Turkey
Language:  Persian, English text

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Vistor Film

Technical Specs

Runtime:  0 h 47 min

Feminists Insha’Allah! The Story of Arab Feminism

Feminists Insha'Allah! - 2015

55 min min - Documentary, History
Number: 4
Show: Sunday 12 November, 14:00, Viktorialsalen
Director:  Feriel Ben Mahmoud
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The Arab feminism has existed for over a century. From Beirut to Casablanca, passing through Riyadh, Cairo, and Tunis, this documentary tells the unknown History and wonders about the possibility of its perpetuation in the current geopolitical context.


Collections: EFF-23

Genres: Documentary, History

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Country:  France,  Tunisia
Language:  French, Arabic, English text

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Drôle de Trame, France 3, Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée

Technical Specs

Runtime:  0 h 55 min

And Still I Sing

And Still I Sing - 2022

90 minutes min - Documentary
Number: 2
Show: Sunday 12 November, 13:30, Hagabion Sal 1 | Wednesday 15 November, 18:30, Bergsjön Kulturhuset
Director:  Fazila Amiri
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Under the mentorship of controversial pop star Aryana Sayeed, two young singers vie to become the first-ever female winners of Afghan Star. As their dreams are within grasp, their lives are changed when the Taliban returns to power.


Collections: EFF-23

Genres: Documentary

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Country:  Canada
Language:  Dari, English text

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min