|Opening Film (1)||International Competition (8)|
|Korean Competition (7)||Asian Short Competition (16)|
|I-Teens Competition (7)||New Currents (22)|
|Polemics: Sexual Politics of 'Room' (8)||Special Screening of Polish Women's Cinema (7)|
|Memorial Screening for Agnès Varda & Barbara Hammer (18)||Queer Rainbow (5)|
|100th Aniversary of Korean Films: Women's Faces in Korean Cinema (8)||30th Aniversay of Parituh: the First Korean Women Filmmakers' Collective (1)|
|10th Aniversary of Pitch&Catch (5)||Docmentary Ock Rang Award Film (1)|
|Barrier Free Screening (1)||Feminist Activism Workshop (4)|
Women’s sexuality is regarded as a sin and sacred at the same time. Symbolized as ‘From Reverence to Rape’, women’s sexuality has been over-sexualized and/or considered a sin and taboo through the patriarchal suppression of women. As such, sexual repression, exploitation and violence against women has become mainstream. However, stiff resistance broke out through Me Too movements all over the world. #Female Pleasure directly links to this flow, portraying five women from different cultures fighting for sexual liberation.
These women are survivors of violence and courageous speakers who resisted oppression. They are also fighters for women’s rights. Although their religions, cultural backgrounds and nations are all different, their stories show how hatred and violence against women have been established and practiced all over the world. The film also reveals the ways women in the world are making a difference in their respective locations, as well as raising their voices in solidarity and radicalizing women’s sexuality even at this very moment. [HONG Soin]
Barbara MILLERBarbara MILLER
Born 1970 in Zurich, Switzerland, Barbara MILLER holds a first degree in law and an undergraduate degree in film studies, philosophy and psychology from the University of Zurich. As an assistant director and editing assistant she worked on Christian FREI’s documentary War Photographer for two years. Since has been a freelance documentary filmmaker since 2001.