Bertha DocHouse writes:
To celebrate the centenary of SOAS, University of London, we are delighted to bring you five recent festival hits from Africa, Asia and the Middle East that show inspiring people tackling gender inequalities in startlingly original ways.
Each screening will be followed by debate and discussion with filmmakers and experts.
18th May - 8th June | Every Wednesday at 4:00pm
All tickets £5
Co-hosted by the Centre for Film Studies and the Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London
HOOLIGAN SPARROW + Dir. Q&A
Dir. Nanfu Wang
WED 18 MAY | 16:00
Filmmaker Nanfu Wang is on the run with super-activist Ye Haiyan, who must avoid government thugs and arrest after protesting the alleged rape of six school girls. Haiyan becomes an enemy of the state, but detentions, interrogations, and evictions can't stop her protest from going viral.
FEMINISTS INSHA'ALLAH: THE STORY OF ARAB FEMINISM + Discussion
WED 25 MAY | 16:00
This groundbreaking doc recounts Arab feminism's largely ignored century-old history in all its complexity, from public unveilings by feminist pioneers to social media campaigns by activists of the Arab Spring.
SEMBENE! + Q&A with Samba Gadjigo
Dir. Samba Gadjigo & Jason Silverman
WED 1 JUNE | 16:00
In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a dockworker and fifth-grade dropout from Senegal, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. Sembene! tells the unbelievable true story of the "father of African cinema," by the man who knew him best, Samba Gadjigo.
INDONESIA DOUBLE BILL + Panel
WED 8 JUNE | 16:00
A special double bill of documentaries from Indonesia both of which examine the LGBTI and “waria” communities of Indonesia who are bravely asserting their rights.
Emak dari Jambi (Mom from Jambi)
Dir. Rikky M. Fajar and Anggun Pradesha
Pertanyaan untuk Bapak (A Question for Dad)
Dir. Yatna Pelangi and Mayk Wongkar