IFFH | 12 november | Block 9 Rights and Fights
This is a compelling film block that brings together four distinct short films, each offering a unique perspective on women's issues from different parts of the world.
14.20 – 15.50 | Block 9 | Rights and Fights
This is a compelling film block that brings together four distinct short films, each offering a unique perspective on women’s issues from different parts of the world. Through these diverse narratives, viewers are taken on a journey across continents, cultures, and contexts to explore the triumphs, challenges, and resilience of women from varied backgrounds. This collection highlights the universal struggle for gender equality while celebrating the individual voices that make up the global chorus.
Bazigaga [France; 27 min]
Director: Jo Ingabire Moys
1994, Rwanda. As the civil war rages, Bazigaga takes in a father and daughter hunted by the militia. Inspired by the true story of Zula Karuhimbi, a witch doctor who saved more than two hundred Tutsis from certain death, BAZIGAGA highlights the rage of Rwandan women during the genocide.
SACE [Nigeria; 15 min]
Director: Ose Oyamendan
Based on true events. In northern Nigeria, thousands of young women are kidnapped annually and sold into sex trafficking. Only a few of them escape. This is the story of one of those women who escaped.
Up Close Again [The Netherlands; 15 min]
Director: Kristjan Knigge
Melanie drives a taxi in Amsterdam. She likes the work for the independence and freedom it offers her, and generally, she likes interacting with her passengers. But on this night she picks up someone she knows. Dennis, whom she was once intimate with but who went way too far and abused her trust and her body..
BITTER [Turkey; 12 min]
Director: Burak Oguz Saguner
Four friends become unlikely bystanders to an incident of domestic violence.
Q & A with filmmakers
Note: Show times, screening or sequence of films may change at IFFH management’s discretion for technical or unforeseeable circumstances