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“Hysteria” Shows The War on Women Is Nothing New

May 28, 2012

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by Julie M. RodriguezMay 27, 2012 Tanya Wexler’s new romantic comedy “Hysteria” is deeper than it appears on the surface. The film uses the real and little-known history of the vibrator and hysteria in Victorian England as a backdrop for the fictional story of an ambitious young doctor, Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) and Charlotte Dalrymple […]

Sext Up Kids (VIDEO)

April 23, 2012

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by Annie Urban April 22, 2012 At Care2, we’ve written numerous times about the increased sexualization of children and teenagers. From Toddlers and Tiaras to crotchless thongs for girls to teens texting pornographic images, our children are being sexualized and exposed to sexual imagery and situations an earlier ages and in a more intensified fashion […]

Q&A with Hanan Abdalla, director of a new film that explores the lives of Egyptian women since the Arab Spring

April 11, 2012

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Posted on April 9 2012 This week, “In the Shadow of a Man”, a film commissioned by UN Women, is taking the compelling stories of four Egyptian women to the Istanbul Film Festival, as part of a string of international screenings. The documentary premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, and will […]

Saving Face: A Conversation with Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

March 17, 2012

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Janis Mackey Frayer, South Asia Bureau Chief | CTV News | Thursday Mar. 8, 2012 Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy accepts the Oscar for best documentary short for ‘Saving Face’ during the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) In 2009, I watched Saira Liaqat in the doorway of the tiny house in […]

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Reflects on Oscar Win and What it Means for Pakistan

February 29, 2012

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By Sadia Ashraf, February 29, 2012 / followed by  “Pakistan’s First Oscar Win Explores Efforts to End Acid Violence in Pakistan” Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Oscar Academy Award win for Pakistan last Sunday, a first for the country, is a bittersweet victory. While the country rejoices in the worldwide recognition of an Oscar for Saving Face as […]

Two SIdes of the Moon, by David L. Gould

February 28, 2012

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Reblogged from Honour Based Violence Awareness Network David Gould Director and Producer of documentary film Two Sides of the Moon. http://www.twosidesofthemoon.com Over four years ago, the former Deputy Director of the University of Iowa’s Center for Human Rights, Chivy Sok invited me for coffee. Over the course of our conversation, Chivy challenged me to produce a […]

Madonna acts just like a serious male artist would – and people hate her for it

February 6, 2012

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As her new film reminds us, Madonna is as unapologetic as ever – and it’s doing wonders for the collective female psyche Naomi Wolf guardian.co.uk, Monday 6 February 2012 Madonna, a picture of military-industrial western masculinity. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images If you really want to watch vitriol flow on a monumental scale, be Madonna […]

‘The Invisible War’ Takes On Sexual Assault In The Military

January 18, 2012

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1/17/12Soraya Chemaly How many movies have you watched in which rape is a notable, if not integral, part of the plot? Not sure? Well, I started thinking about it and poked around. The short list I compiled is at the end of this article. Amazing, right? I personally have spent probably hundreds of dollars and […]

Grandma’s Tattoos

January 16, 2012

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A family story that reveals the fate of the Armenian women driven out of Ottoman Turkey during the First World War. Witness 12 Jan 2012 Filmmaker: Suzanne Khardalian During the First World War, millions of Armenians were forced out of their homes in the then Ottoman empire, into the deserts of Syria and Iraq. More […]

She’ll Rough You Up

January 16, 2012

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Jan 16, 2012Move over, Angelina. Gina Carano is the latest female warrior to grace the big screen. Ewan McGregor is shaking in his boots. “You shouldn’t think of her as being a woman…that would be a mistake,” he warns in Steven Soderbergh’s new spy thriller, Haywire. The object of his anger is vengeful Mallory Kane, […]

The Harlot Shall Be Burned with Fire: Biblical Literalism in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

January 13, 2012

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By Sarah SentillesJanuary 11, 2012 Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander Against my better judgment, this past weekend I went to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, directed by David Fincher, who’s best known for Fight Club and The Social Network. I didn’t like the book; it unsettled me that a novel filled with sexual […]

What Borgen and The Iron Lady tell us about women in power

January 10, 2012

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Both new Danish political drama Borgen and Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady show us there is still no clear map for women in politics Kira Cochrane guardian.co.uk, Monday 9 January 2012 Sidse Babett Knudsen as Birgitte Nyborg Christensen in Borgen. Photograph: BBC/DR/Mike Kollsffel For anyone wanting to see a woman politician operating at the top […]

The Post-Valkyrie ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’

January 5, 2012

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by Laura Molzahn | Jan. 04, 2012 Rooney Mara as Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander Lisbeth Salander—my new hero—is the descendant of a long line of Scandinavian female warriors. More specifically, in David Fincher’s new film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, she’s a scrawny modern-day Valkyrie complete with a helmet of dead-black hair. As Lisbeth, […]

The Post-Valkyrie ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’

January 5, 2012

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by Laura Molzahn | Jan. 04, 2012 Rooney Mara as Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander Lisbeth Salander—my new hero—is the descendant of a long line of Scandinavian female warriors. More specifically, in David Fincher’s new film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, she’s a scrawny modern-day Valkyrie complete with a helmet of dead-black hair. As Lisbeth, […]

‘Taking Root’ Filmmaker Remembers Wangari Maathai

January 5, 2012

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By Lisa MertonWeNews commentatorThursday, January 5, 2012 “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai” is broadcast tonight on PBS. Here, Lisa Merton looks back on making the film in Kenya and struggling to capture the sense of divinity and hope projected by the recently deceased Nobel laureate. (WOMENSENEWS)–My engagement with the late Kenyan environmentalist Wangari […]

‘Taking Root’ Filmmaker Remembers Wangari Maathai

January 5, 2012

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By Lisa MertonWeNews commentatorThursday, January 5, 2012 “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai” is broadcast tonight on PBS. Here, Lisa Merton looks back on making the film in Kenya and struggling to capture the sense of divinity and hope projected by the recently deceased Nobel laureate. (WOMENSENEWS)–My engagement with the late Kenyan environmentalist Wangari […]

In Bollywood, Female Directors Find New Respect

September 4, 2011

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Aamir Khan ProductionsWomen are becoming more prominent in Bollywood. A scene from Kiran Rao’s “Mumbai Diaries.” By ANUPAMA CHOPRAPublished: September 2, 2011Mumbai, India THE director Zoya Akhtar laughs as she tells the story of the Steadicam operator who worked on her first film, “Luck by Chance.” He had earlier worked with her younger brother, Farhan, […]

In Bollywood, Female Directors Find New Respect

September 4, 2011

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Aamir Khan ProductionsWomen are becoming more prominent in Bollywood. A scene from Kiran Rao’s “Mumbai Diaries.” By ANUPAMA CHOPRAPublished: September 2, 2011Mumbai, India THE director Zoya Akhtar laughs as she tells the story of the Steadicam operator who worked on her first film, “Luck by Chance.” He had earlier worked with her younger brother, Farhan, […]

New documentary film to stop violence against women and girls

September 3, 2011

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31 August 2011 Credit: Sonke Gender Justice A new documentary film following the lives of four people in Africa aims at challenging patriarchy, end men’s violence against women and promote gender equality. Produced by Sonke Gender Justice and MenEngage, the film titled A Way to Justice: Engaging Men for Women’s Rights and Gender Transformation focuses […]

New documentary film to stop violence against women and girls

September 3, 2011

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31 August 2011 Credit: Sonke Gender Justice A new documentary film following the lives of four people in Africa aims at challenging patriarchy, end men’s violence against women and promote gender equality. Produced by Sonke Gender Justice and MenEngage, the film titled A Way to Justice: Engaging Men for Women’s Rights and Gender Transformation focuses […]

Survivor of human trafficking and sex slavery on set for film shooting in Kirkland

August 28, 2011

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By CARRIE WOODKirkland Reporter EditorAug 27 2011 A Russian mob had taken her identity long ago inside a dark warehouse. But now, on a sunny afternoon, the Korean-American walked past the long white trailers that lined Seventh Street in the Norkirk neighborhood, stopping at her dressing room marked with her name – Chong Kim. A […]

Survivor of human trafficking and sex slavery on set for film shooting in Kirkland

August 28, 2011

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By CARRIE WOODKirkland Reporter EditorAug 27 2011 A Russian mob had taken her identity long ago inside a dark warehouse. But now, on a sunny afternoon, the Korean-American walked past the long white trailers that lined Seventh Street in the Norkirk neighborhood, stopping at her dressing room marked with her name – Chong Kim. A […]

Gender Watch: Circumstance’s Love Under Assault; Sisters in Hollywood

August 23, 2011

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Maryam Keshavarz’s Sundance dramatic audience award-winner Circumstance will hit theaters this weekend via Roadside Attractions and Participant. It’s one of those movies where the story of getting it made is as compelling as the film itself. The lesbian romance deals with Iran’s underground youth culture, teenage girls who adore loud music and each other, and […]

Gender Watch: Circumstance’s Love Under Assault; Sisters in Hollywood

August 23, 2011

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Maryam Keshavarz’s Sundance dramatic audience award-winner Circumstance will hit theaters this weekend via Roadside Attractions and Participant. It’s one of those movies where the story of getting it made is as compelling as the film itself. The lesbian romance deals with Iran’s underground youth culture, teenage girls who adore loud music and each other, and […]

Peru: A league of their own

August 19, 2011

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Football is helping the women of the Andes find a political voice and fight the effects of climate change.Witness Last Modified: 17 Aug 2011 09:22 Filmmaker: Rodrigo Vazquez In the isolated Andean communities of Peru, poor indigenous peasants used to live in a state of economic and social apartheid. Entire families lived on less than […]

Peru: A league of their own

August 19, 2011

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Football is helping the women of the Andes find a political voice and fight the effects of climate change.Witness Last Modified: 17 Aug 2011 09:22 Filmmaker: Rodrigo Vazquez In the isolated Andean communities of Peru, poor indigenous peasants used to live in a state of economic and social apartheid. Entire families lived on less than […]

Trafficked women trapped between Italian mafia and immigrant gangs

August 10, 2011

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Film tells story of Nigerian women lured to Campania and forced to become ‘modern slaves’ selling sex for as little as €10 Audrey Gillan guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 9 August 2011 A Nigerian prostitute on the Via Domitiana in Campania. Photograph: Orlando Von Einsiedel  The Via Domitiana is a busy dual carriageway cutting through the heart of […]

Trafficked women trapped between Italian mafia and immigrant gangs

August 10, 2011

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Film tells story of Nigerian women lured to Campania and forced to become ‘modern slaves’ selling sex for as little as €10 Audrey Gillan guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 9 August 2011 A Nigerian prostitute on the Via Domitiana in Campania. Photograph: Orlando Von Einsiedel  The Via Domitiana is a busy dual carriageway cutting through the heart of […]

Film Revisits Abuses by U.N. Peacekeepers in Bosnia

August 1, 2011

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By Denis Foynes UNITED NATIONS, Jul 31, 2011 (IPS) – “The Whistle Blower”, a feature film inspired by actual events that occurred in 1999, follows the story of Kathy Bolkovac (Academy Award-winner Rachel Weisz), a U.S. police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. She uncovers a dangerous reality of […]

Film Revisits Abuses by U.N. Peacekeepers in Bosnia

August 1, 2011

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By Denis Foynes UNITED NATIONS, Jul 31, 2011 (IPS) – “The Whistle Blower”, a feature film inspired by actual events that occurred in 1999, follows the story of Kathy Bolkovac (Academy Award-winner Rachel Weisz), a U.S. police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. She uncovers a dangerous reality of […]

Summer Doc Series: Love Crimes of Kabul

July 14, 2011

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Movie Review By Cole Abaius on July 11, 2011 They wouldn’t be there if they weren’t guilty. That’s the prevailing mindset of almost everyone in Love Crimes of Kabul, even the women who find themselves in jail in Afghanistan’s capital. In the documentary, director Tanaz Eshaghian gets out of the way to let the stories […]