We want to hear student’s thoughts and voices. Volunteer to help evaluate a film that ACT is considering programming.
Join ACT on November 7, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. in Behavioral Sciences A 101 to see the film and to learn more about how ACT selects the films it programs. Plus, you will have a chance to win a t-shirt, Lyric movie tickets, or ACT festival passes. Free for all CSU students. Please bring your student ID.
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About the film:
#Female Pleasure portrays five courageous, smart and self-determined women, breaking the silence imposed by their archaic-patriarch societies and religious communities. With incredible strength and positive energy, Deborah Feldman, Leyla Hussein, Rokudenashiko, Doris Wagner and Vithika Yadav are fighting for sexual liberation and autonomy for women, beyond religious rules and cultural barriers. But their victory comes at a high price: they all have experienced public defamation, threats and prosecutions, have been excommunicated by the society they grew up in and even received death threats by religious leaders and fanatics.
#Female Pleasure shows the universal mechanisms at work that determine the position of women until today, spanning cultures, religions and continents: from Japan and India and the Somali Muslimdiaspora to the Hasidic community in Brooklyn and the Catholic clergy in Europe. All protagonists have come to the same conclusion: the female body is subjected to male lust and first and foremost meant for procreation, without any regard for female sexual pleasure and autonomy.
These women decided to speak up and are the ultimate example on how courage, strength and zest for life can indeed alter societal structures.
Please note, the film contains descriptions of sexual violence, rape, and female genital mutilation that some viewers may find disturbing. A portion of this event may be filmed, please email info <at> actfilmfest.org if you have questions or would prefer not to be filmed.
#Female Pleasure | Switzerland | 2018 | 97 minutes |Barbara Miller