On Marh 7-9, at the initiative of WISG, to celebrate international women’s day, a feminist film festival, From Rosa to Simone, was held. It was dedicated to the protest of the ongoing war in Ukraine and the support of the Ukrainian people.
“The festival offers a special space for us to explore the past, see the present and focus on the future, while feminist cinema is a method that radically creatively reflects on a distorted world and shows a possible, better picture of it” – Women’s Initiatives Supportive Group.
March 7 was dedicated to screening a WISG animated feature film that revived the life of the first democratically elected Muslim woman, Fari-Khanum Sofieva. The premiere was followed by a discussion – “Nothing to lose – when community member Azerbaijani women living in Georgia get involved in the decision-making process”.
On March 8, viewers had the opportunity to watch 3 documentaries: Relations: 25 Years of the Lesbian Group ŠKUC-LL (Slovenia); Revivification: Art, Activism and Politics in Ukraine (Ukraine); and 10 Years of Feminism – Independent Group of Feminists (Georgia). All 3 movies depict the relationship between feminist, lesbian, queer activists and politics, economics, culture, and legal institutional structures.
On March 9, Brazilian documentaries (Indiana, the Blue Trans) about Brazilian trans activism and art were screened. They tell the story of trans activists and artists, as well as their inspiring resistance to the country’s ultra-righteous government and ultra-macho social norms.
The Feminist Film Festival From Rose to Simone plans to expand in the future and develop a festival website. This year the website is working in test mode.