Paris, June 1940. The de Gaulle couple is confronted with the military and political collapse of France. Charles de Gaulle joins London while Yvonne, his wife, finds herself with her three children on the road of the exodus.
Algiers, 1997. Terrorist wanting an Islamic and archaic state are everywhere. Women are oppressed, in a seek to take control of their bodies, clothing and public space. Young student Nedjma is passionate about making a fashion show.
Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home in Casablanca where she lives alone with her 8-year-old daughter, Warda. When Samia, a young pregnant woman knocks on their door, Abla is far from imagining that her life will change forever.
WOMAN is a worldwide project giving a voice to 2000 women across 50 different countries. Despite its very large scale, the film offers an intimate portrait of those who constitute half of humanity. It is an opportunity to shed light on the injustices women are subjected to all over the world, but what WOMan would like to underline most is the inner strength of women and their capacity to change the world despite all the difficulties they are facing. In this new era where women's voices resonate more and more, the aim of the film is not only to call for rights or focus on problems, but to find solutions and try to reconcile the two genders. The project deals with topics such as motherhood, education, marriage or financial independence but also menstruation or sexuality.
I went to a screening of this movie at the Gothenburg Film Festival and was completely blown away. I have watched "Human" and thus my expectations were quite high. But it was so much better than I could have ever imagined.
The stories, the editing, the visuals - the respectful way in which the women from all over the world were interviewed was incredible.
It was truly a rollercoster of emotions and the transition between topics was spectacular.
We laughed, cried, were appalled, amazed, thrilled and inspired.
I honestly think this movie should be screened in schools so that we can all learn more about the struggles of women all over the world.
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