OCT. 7: I Am Femen - Cinema Politica at the Bloor
Cinema Politica @ The Bloor is back with the Toronto premiere of I Am Femen on Tuesday, October 7th, 6:30 PM. Join guest speakers Marusya Bociurkiw (York University) and Sonya JF Barnett (Slutwalk Toronto) for a rousing night of film and dialogue. This new Swiss documentary explores the motivations, tactics and objectives associated with the Ukrainian group of feminists who use direct action tactics that combine nudity with protest, in order to raise awareness about a host of injustices. Whereas other portrayals of Femen have glossed over the severity of the issues they stand up to and their personal repercussions on their personal lives, I Am Femen offers an intimate and intriguing antidote. Love them or hate them, or find yourself somewhere in between, this doc will reveal who these infamous yet determined activists are and why they do what they do.
POV is proud to co-sponsor this by-donation screening with cléo – a journal of film and feminism. Femen Quebec will be in attendance.