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Feminists in Quarantine: Femspectives At Home

These are unprecedented times and with the government’s lockdown announcement from last night (Monday, 23 March 2020), we will all spend a lot more time in our homes than we are used to – and that can get boring and isolating!

The Femspectives team got together and brainstormed ideas for how we could provide something to do that battles both of these things. And we are very happy to present –

Femspectives At Home, a feminist film club you can join from your living room!

Each week, we will decide on a film to watch and meet online to discuss it afterwards in a “post-screening discussion” on Zoom.

You can choose between watching the films in our own time, or if you like, join us for a communal viewing via Twitter. We start the film at (roughly) the same time & can chat during & after! Just tweet at us to let us know you’re there and use #FemspectivesAtHome to make it easier to follow.

All of the films we choose are available on Netflix (and thus captioned), but if you don’t have access to a Netflix account, get in touch with us and we will figure something out: hello@femspectives.com

Every week, we post a public poll to our Facebook group – so you get to have your say in the films chosen for the film club! Only members can participate in the weekly film poll.

It is essential that you join our Facebook group Femspectives Community as this is the only place where we share the link to the Zoom discussion every Thursday.

All are welcome!

As always, our Safe Space Policy applies.

How to participate:

  •  Watch the film “with us” and let us know you’re there on Twitter – #FemspectivesAtHome.
  • Or watch the film in your own time.
  • Join us on Zoom for a chat – each week’s meeting link will be posted on our social media in advance.

Let’s watch feminist films together & chat about them! 🎥

Week 1

Film: FACES PLACES by JR and Agnès Varda (France, 2017)

Available on Netflix.

Date & Time:
👉 Communal viewing + Tweet-along: Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 7 pm
👉 Zoom chat: Thursday, 26 March 2020, 8 pm

Still from FACES PLACES.

Week 2

Film: ATLANTICS by Mati Diop (France, Senegal, 2019)

Available on Netflix.

Date & Time:
👉 Communal viewing + Tweet-along: Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 7 pm
👉 Zoom chat: Thursday, 2 April 2020, 8 pm

Still from ATLANTICS.

Week 3

Film: THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY by Petra Costa (Brazil, 2019)

Available (on Netflix).

Date & Time:
👉 Communal viewing + Tweet-along: Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 7 pm for 7.05 film start
👉 Zoom chat: Thursday, 9 April 2020, 8.05 pm

Still from THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY.

Week 4

Film: THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST by Desiree Akhavan (USA/UK, 2018)

Available (on Netflix).

Date & Time:
👉 Communal viewing + Tweet-along: Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 7 pm for 7.05 film start
👉 Zoom chat: Thursday, 16 April 2020, 8.05 pm

Still from THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST.

Week 5

Film: THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers & Kathleen Hepburn (Canada/Norway, 2019)

Available (on Netflix).

Date & Time:
👉 Communal viewing + Tweet-along: Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 7 pm for 7.05 film start
👉 Zoom chat: Thursday, 23 April 2020, 8.05 pm

Still from THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN.

Week 6

Film: SHIRKERS by Sandi Tan (USA/UK, 2018)

Available (on Netflix).

Date & Time:
👉 Communal viewing + Tweet-along: Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 7 pm for 7.05 film start
👉 Zoom chat: Thursday, 30 April 2020, 8.05 pm

Still from SHIRKERS.

Week 7

Film: DIVINES by Houda Benyamina (France/Qatar, 2016)

Available (on Netflix).

Date & Time:
👉 Communal viewing + Tweet-along: Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 7 pm for 7.05 film start
👉 Zoom chat: Thursday, 7 May 2020, 8.05 pm

Still from DIVINES.

Week 8

Film: RBG by Julie Cohen & Betsy West (USA, 2018)

Available (on Netflix).

Date & Time:
👉 Communal viewing + Tweet-along: Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 7 pm for 7.05 film start
👉 Zoom chat: Thursday, 14 May 2020, 8.05 pm

Still from RBG.

Week 9

Film: I AM NOT AN EASY MAN by Éléonore Pourriat (France, 2018)

Available (on Netflix).

Date & Time:
👉 Communal viewing + Tweet-along: Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 7 pm for 7.05 film start
👉 Zoom chat: Thursday, 21 May 2020, 8.05 pm

Still from I AM NOT AN EASY MAN.

Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and Lottery funding from the BFI.

Femspectives Closing 2020 | MADE IN SCOTLAND

Join us for the final event of Femspectives 2020 – a selection of short films produced in Scotland.

Get tickets here.
Content warnings for this and all other films at the festival are available here.

Event Space, 19:30 Start

MADE IN SCOTLAND
Scotland | English, Gaelic, Punjabi w. English subtitles | 70′ | N/C 15+

Showcasing some of the most talented womxn making films in Scotland. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to check out an eclectic mix of films and support the amazing work that is being produced locally.

MEET ME BY THE WATER, Raisah Ahmed 2016 | 15′
BODY OF WATER, Annie Crabtree 2018 | 18′
GLUE, Eleanor Capaldi 2019 | 5′
MY BIG BEATING VOICE, AMINA with Lena Abbas 2018 | 17′
DUCK DAZE, Alison Piper 2019 | 15′

The film is followed by a post-screening discussion.

 Find out more on our Accessibility page.

 

Tickets to this event are priced on a Pay What You Can basis from £0 to £8 (in £2 increments). You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! And, if you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Click here for a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay.

OPEN FORUM DISCUSSION | It’s Complicated: Intergenerational Dialogue

Building on the films in the strand IT’S COMPLICATED, this Open Forum Discussion will focus on the complexity of womxn’s relationships on screen and the power of intergenerational dialogue.

Free, but ticketed. | Get tickets here.

Canteen, 18:00-19:00

Moving away from the womxn’s friendship trope, IT’S COMPLICATED takes a more in-depth and nuanced approach to exploring relationships among womxn.

Films in this strand include: BORDERS, THE ARCHIVETTES and THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN.

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This event is part of the strand IT’S COMPLICATED.

THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN

Join us for Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn’s collaborative feature THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN.

Get tickets here.
Content warnings for this and all other films at the festival are available here.

Event Space, 15:45 Start

THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Kathleen Hepburn | Canada/Norway 2019 | English | 105′ | N/C 12+

A chance encounter between two indigenous womxn, based on a transformative experience in director Elle-Máijá Tailfeather’s life. A story of resilience, THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN is an intimate and complex portrayal of the aftermath of domestic abuse.

This event is part of the strand IT’S COMPLICATED.

 

Tickets to this event are priced on a Pay What You Can basis from £0 to £8 (in £2 increments). You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! And, if you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Click here for a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay.

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WORKSHOP | Having Difficult Conversations

When we live in a world where people hold increasingly divisive opinions and beliefs, how do we communicate effectively on the issues we are most passionate about? In a workshop based on training by Hope not Hate, we will be exploring different strategies to help engage in deep listening and honest talking.

Free, but ticketed. | Get tickets here.

Canteen, 13:00-15:00

This workshop is presented by Eloise McNeaney, in partnership with Oxfam Scotland.

This event is part of the strand COLLECTIVE MEMORY: TRAUMA & NATION.

OVERSEAS

Join us for the Scottish premiere of Sung-A Yoon’s documentary OVERSEAS.

Get tickets here.
Content warnings for this and all other films at the festival are available here.

Event Space, 13:00 Start

OVERSEAS
Sung-A Yoon | France/Belgium 2019 | English, Tagalog, Ilonggo w. English subtitles | 88′ | 12+

Scottish Premiere

OVERSEAS is a glimpse into the lives of young Filipino womxn training to be domestic workers abroad. Exploring themes around workers’ rights and modern day slavery it is an intimate and empathetic portrait of the economic and social pressures facing womxn.

The film is followed by a post-screening discussion.

Find out more about these symbols on our Accessibility page.

This screening is presented in collaboration with Engender.

This event is part of the strand COLLECTIVE MEMORY: TRAUMA & NATION.

 

Tickets to this event are priced on a Pay What You Can basis from £0 to £8 (in £2 increments). You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! And, if you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Click here for a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay.

Watch the trailer:

THE AWAKENING OF THE ANTS

Join us for the UK premiere of Antonella Sudasassi Furniss’s latest feature film THE AWAKENING OF THE ANTS.

Get tickets here.
Content warnings for this and all other films at the festival are available here.

Event Space, 20:45 Start

THE AWAKENING OF THE ANTS
Antonella Sudasassi Furniss | Costa Rica 2019 | Spanish w. English subtitles | 94′ | N/C 12+

Scottish Premiere

Caught between the domestic pressure of her in-laws and her husband’s dream of a third child, Isa struggles to make space for her own desires. THE AWAKENING OF THE ANTS shows a womxn at a breaking point, awakening to her own long-suppressed sexuality and taking charge of her life.

The screening is presented in partnership with Cinemaattic.

This event is part of the strand AUTONOMY.

 

Tickets to this event are priced on a Pay What You Can basis from £0 to £8 (in £2 increments). You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! And, if you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Click here for a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay.

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Open Forum Discussion: I TOLD MY MUM I WAS ON AN R.E. TRIP

Join us for Lindy Heymann’s mid-length documentary I TOLD MY MUM I WAS ON AN R.E. TRIP, followed by an Open Forum Discussion.

Get tickets here.
Content warnings for this and all other films at the festival are available here.

Canteen, 18:15-20:00

I TOLD MY MUM I WAS ON AN R.E. TRIP

Lindy Heymann | UK 2018 | English | 42′ | N/C 12+

Based on real interview recordings, I TOLD MY MUM I WAS ON AN R.E. TRIP explores issues around abortion in a mix of song and spoken word.

The screening is followed by an Open Forum Discussion about reproductive rights.

Find out more about these symbols on our Accessibility page.

This event is part of the strand AUTONOMY.

 

Tickets to this event are priced on a Pay What You Can basis from £0 to £8 (in £2 increments). You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! And, if you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Click here for a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay.

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MOMENTS OF RESISTANCE

Image of an empty lecture hall at the University of Vienna and two cleaners between the seats.

Join us for the UK premiere of Jo Schmeiser’s documentary MOMENTS OF RESISTANCE.

Get tickets here.
Content warnings for this and all other films at the festival are available here.

Event Space, 18:00 Start

MOMENTS OF RESISTANCE
Jo Schmeiser | Austria 2019 | German, French, Dari w. English subtitles | 98′ | N/C 12+

UK Premiere

A journey through time, MOMENTS OF RESISTANCE reflects on the connections between historical resistance and the current political landscape. Amplifying the voices of politically engaged womxn the film fosters hope for solidarity and inclusion.

The film is followed by a post-screening discussion.

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This screening is presented in collaboration with Document Film Festival.

This event is part of the strand COLLECTIVE MEMORY: TRAUMA & NATION.

 

Tickets to this event are priced on a Pay What You Can basis from £0 to £8 (in £2 increments). You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! And, if you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Click here for a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay.

LITTLE MISS WESTIE

Join us for the Scottish premiere of Joy E. Reed & Dan Hunt’s documentary LITTLE MISS WESTIE.

Get tickets here.
Content warnings for this and all other films at the festival are available here.

Canteen, 15:45 Start

LITTLE MISS WESTIE
Joy E. Reed & Dan Hunt | USA 2019 | English | 75′ | N/C 12+

Scottish Premiere

Coached by her older brother Luca, Ren McCarthy is the first trans-girl to compete in the Lil Miss Westie Pageant. LITTLE MISS WESTIE follows the two trans-gender siblings as they navigate puberty, school, transitioning and gender norms during the Trump era.

The film is followed by a post-screening discussion.

Find out more about these symbols on our Accessibility page.

This is a Relaxed Screening.

This event is part of the strand AUTONOMY.

 

Tickets to this event are priced on a Pay What You Can basis from £0 to £8 (in £2 increments). You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! And, if you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Click here for a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay.

Watch the trailer: