A new journey into the Women’s
The “Ovarian Psychos” are young, loud, and tattooed.
With their black bandanas tied over their mouths, they cycle through
the dangerous streets of LA’s Eastside. They are a community
of women of color, who have taken up the fight against racism and
violence against women.
The young Congolese woman, Jane, lives in
the “City of Joy”,
an establishment for women who were victims of war crimes. The vibrant and
cheerful place gives the traumatized women strength, so they can return to
their villages as brave and confident survivors.
The themes of „resistance against religious fundamentalism“,
sexualized violence as a weapon of war“, and „mother-daughter
dialogue“ are just some of the topics that will be illuminated
from diverse perspectives in the more than 30 international feature
and documentary films at the festival.
This year, the focus is on strong women in resistance against
religious fundamentalism, like the Saudi Arabian poet Hissa
Hilal – who, on the popular casting show „Million’s
Poet“, speaks out in evocative language against the terror
of the clerics in her homeland, and who prevails, round after round
against her male opponents („The Poetess“).
Also, Maria, the „Girl Unbound“ will not be