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The work of women

This section, curated in collaboration with Aiace Turin, the Vera Nocentini Foundation, ISMEL and the “Se 8 ore” Blanderate Cultural System Committee, tackles a topic that is essential and contemporary: that of women’s work. The role of women, both at the workplace and in other areas of society, is nowadays recognized as a valuable cornerstone of sustainable development. Nonetheless, the fight against disparities and the penalisation of women in the labor market has been going on for a long time. According to the 2020 Global Report on gender gap, at least 100 years will be needed to close the gender gap. Provided of course that women and men continue to commit themselves to go on this path and make sure it happens.

The current section analyzes different dimensions, contexts and countries, grouped by the difficulties that women face to make room for themselves in environments that, to this day, are predominantly male. The movies in this section present the subtle violence exerted by the system on the individual, the battles waged for the respect of human rights, the determination necessary to break conventions in countries where the condition of women is still precarious and they are oppressed, and the central role of new generations for a different, better future…

With the collaboration of: Mariella Lazzarin (Vera Nocentini Foundation), Roberto Baraggioli (“Se 8 ore” Blanderate Cultural System Committee), Cristina Colet (Aiace Turin), Sergio Negri (“Se 8 ore” Blanderate Cultural System Committee), Elena Sgubbi (ISMEL).


    9TO5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT (USA, 2020, 89′)   Buy your ticket online Director(s): Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar Screenplay: Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar Photography: Steven Bognar Editing: Jaime Meyers Schlenck Music: Wendy Blackstone Starring: Rose Aguirra, Verna Barksdale, Laurie Brown, Ellen Cassedy, Renia Clay, Kim Cook, Adair Dammann, Jane Fonda, Inge Goldschmidt, Jackie Harris, […]


    THE ASSISTANT (Australia, 2019, 87′)  Buy your ticket online Director: Kitty Green Screenplay: Kitty Green Photography: Michael Latham Editing: Kitty Green, Blair McClendon Scenography: Fletcher Chancey Music: Tamar-kali Cast: Julia Garner (Jane), Matthew Macfadyen (Willcock), Makenzie Leigh (Ruby), Kristine Froseth (Sienna), Noah Robbins (first assistant), Alexander Chaplin (Max), Jay O. Sanders (boss? voice), Dagmara Dominczyk (Ellen), […]


    SOW THE WIND (Semina il vento, Italy/France/Greece, 2020, 91′)   Buy your ticket online Director: Danilo Caputo Screenplay: Danilo Caputo, Milena Magnani Photography: Christos Karamanis Editing: Sylvie Gadmer Scenography: Federica Bologna Music: Valerio Camporini F. Cast: Yile Yara Vianello, Feliciana Sibilano, Caterina Valente, Espedito Chionna Producer: Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin, Paolo Benzi, Konstantina Stavrianou, Irini Vougioukalou […]


    WATERPROOF ( Giordania, 2019, 88′)   Buy your ticket online Director: Daniela König Screenplay: Daniela König Photography: Patrick Richter Editing: Alex Bakri Music: Basel Naouri Producer: Stefan Kloos, Michaela Pnacekova Production: Kloos & Co. Medien GmbH In Jordan, where Islamic tradition forbids a male technician to enter a woman’s house if her husband is not […]