On the 4th of July 2016 social activist and the editor of Zhyla almanac Anastasia Melnychenko started a campaign against sexual abuse #IAmNotAfraidToSpeak. The girl opened up telling her frank stories about sexual harassment and abuse by men and asked other women to share their stories. A few hours later under this hastag hudreds of shoking women stories appeared. Ukrainian Facebook witnessed a one of the most extensive flashmobs. We devote this program to a turning point which Ukrainian society is facing now.
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WRAPPERS 20’ Sviatoslav Pashchuk Ukraine 2014
The story of a girl who became the victim of physical abuse and tries to resist the abuser , who is a policeman. In critical circumstances she finds out the awful truth about her own family and is forced to make difficult decisions.
AT THE BEACH 20′ Keren Ben Rafael France 2015
Under the sun, feet in the water, even at the beach people doesn’t relax. Their mind noises doesn’t allow them to see what’s going on around.
LISTEN 13′ Hamy Ramezan, Rungano Nyoni Denmark, Finland 2014
A foreign woman in a burqa brings her young son to a Copenhagen police station to file a complaint against her abusive husband, but the translator assigned to her seems unwilling to convey the true meaning of her words. A tense, diamond-hard film about cultural isolation and bureaucratic ignorance.
MORIOM 12′ Mark Olexa, Francesca Scalisi Switzerland 2015
The story of a girl and the tragedy that changed her life.
GOODBYE 14′ Clara Roquet USA 2015
A Bolivian maid attempts to honor her late mistress’s last wishes.
YULYA 21′ André Marques Portugal 2015
Yulya is a film that, without having any dialogues, develops itself as an exploratory and sensorial movement which follows the emotional journey of Yulya, a fragile and precious young woman.
112 6′ Wenceslao Scyzoryk Spain 2016
A Christmas Tale inspired by a true story.