Intimate outsiders - in development -

a film by roser corella

 

A thought-provoking gaze of the exploitative migration and the terrible dilemmas facing women who must choose between earning and caring their own children. The film drives the realities underlying the domestic work and care solutions found by Middle Eastern countries, as Lebanon. These solutions do not address continuing gender inequalities, and all too often rest on the exploitation and even dehumanization of the women who actually provide the care of children and do all the domestic work in the houses of middle and upper-class families. 

We were all to be queens

a film by ana catalá

 

We were all to be queens is an autoethnographic trip back and forth past and present, through the vhs home videos of the filmmaker’s childhood. The film questions the social and cultural structures that women are put through from a very young age to become the perfect woman, exploring the tradition of the fallas us their ultimate objectification.

Bye bye baby

a film by julia boxler

 

Bye bye baby invites to an adventurous journey in kazakhstan. this documental essay tells an autobiographical story on the comeback of the protagonist in her country of birth – 18 years after the migration of the russian german family. Looking with the protagonist for her blurry post-soviet childhood memories, you can experience the country’s past as a subjective reflection of the present. It is a humorous experimental road movie, which dedicates itself not so much to nostalgia but rather discovers the now of this unknown country and explores contemporary concepts of self-identification. Bye bye baby and its characters take us to post-soviet cities, utopian space-age capital architecture, bumpy car trips in the steppe, long melancholic train rides and mystic altai mountains and reveal the construction of memories, identities and cultural history.

Grab and run

a film by roser corella

 

Since Kyrgyzstan gained its independence in 1991, there has been a revival of the ancient practice of ala-kachuu, which translates roughly as “grab and run”. More than half kyrgyz women are married after being kidnapped by the men who become their husbands. Some escape after violent ordeals, but most are persuaded to stay by tradition and fear of scandal.

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