Spesial screening: #Female Pleasure w/ q&a
“It’s about controlling women’s sexuality, and that’s a global issue.” (Leyla Hussein)
Why this strong need to control women’s bodies and sexuality in cultures and societies across the globe? Don’t miss this screening of #Female Pleasure followed by a talk with expert and activist Leyla Hussein, 19:00 Tuesday 28 May at Vega Scene.
In collaboration with Oslo Freedom Forum, Oslo Dokumentarkino and Vega Scene.
In this documentary director Barbara Miller is searching for the reasons and roots of the discrimination against women and their sexuality and discovers that all world religions demonize the female body. Women and their bodies are blamed as sinful, shameful, and unworthy.
We meet five brave women that fight for the right to their own body, while trying to shake off the shame and stigmatization built up around their bodies. Japan, India, England, USA, Italy: The five women we meet come from different parts of the world, with different religions, but fight for the same cause: Women’s right to own their own body and sexuality.
The documentary shows us the connections between female genital mutilation in Somalia to illegal vagina art in Japan, that the structures who suppress and oppress women is global, thus making the fight against them global. An upsetting and engaging reminder of how much remains in the fight for women’s rights.
The screening will be followed by a conversation with one of the film’s key persons, Leyla Hussein.
Director: Barbara Miller
Language: Engelsk, japansk, tysk
Length: 97 min
Leyla Hussein is a psychotherapist specializing in supporting survivors of sexual abuse. She is an international lecturer on female genital mutilation (FGM) and gender rights. Hussein is recognized as one of the key experts on this issue globally and her work has been presented at universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Columbia, Harvard, and Georgetown. She is the founder of The Dahlia Project, the UK’s first specialist therapeutic service for FGM survivors, and the co-founder of the anti-FGM charity, Daughters of Eve. She created the ground-breaking Face of Defiance project, which is a series of photographic portraits and interviews with FGM survivors. She is currently a senior consultant and global ambassador for The Girl Generation Movement, which is working to end FGM globally.