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Resistance is Female —
Female perspectives on war, conflict, and other states of emergency

Media narratives about the Arab world in Europe have regularly been dominated by topics of female suffering and male extremism – an image perpetuated by crisis centered coverage and by social media. As a counter image to this superficial depiction, this film program aims to put a spotlight on post-colonial events and conflicts in the Arab world from a female perspective – beyond a simplifying victimization discourse or more traditional gender roles predominantly focused on in the West.
Since the end of colonialism and its often devastating fallout such as civil wars, conflict, and growing injustice in many parts of the multilingual and multicultural societies of the Arab world, it has always been women who carried the burden of history on their bodies and communities, whilst being largely underrepresented in media, politics, and public as self-determined actors in re-shaping their histories.
In spite of the considerably large proportion of female filmmakers from the region, histories and cinema are still largely dominated by male perspectives. Yet it is the multilayeredness of the female experiences in extraordinary circumstances that exemplify the complexity of a region that has seen extreme changes and upheavals throughout the past few decades: from post-colonial strife and armed conflict, economic boom and petrodollars to pressing issues like social justice, modernization, patriarchy as well as sectarian extremism etc.

From private to political and even armed resistance, the female protagonists of this program are fighting for a society worth living in, for the implementation and restoration of justice, and against corrupt establishments that instrumentalize their narrative.

Seit dem Ende des Kolonialismus und seiner vielerorts verheerenden Folgen wie Bürgerkriege, Konflikte und zunehmender Ungerechtigkeit in vielen Teilen der vielsprachigen und multikulturellen Gesellschaften der arabischen Welt waren es vor allem Frauen, die mit ihren Körpern und in ihren Gemeinschaften die Last dieser Geschichte trugen. Dennoch sind sie als selbstbestimmte Akteurinnen gesellschaftlicher Mitgestaltung in Medien, Politik und Öffentlichkeit weitgehend unterrepräsentiert.

Trotz der vergleichsweise hohen Anzahl weiblicher Regisseurinnen, sind Geschichte(n) aus der Region oft aus männlicher Perspektive erzählt. Es ist aber die Vielschichtigkeit weiblicher Erlebensräume in außergewöhnlichen Umständen, welche die Komplexität einer Region, die in den letzten Jahrzehnten von extremen Umbrüchen geprägt war, erst exemplarisch erfahrbar machen: von postkolonialen zu bewaffneten Konflikten, wirtschaftlichem Aufschwung und Petrodollars bis hin zu Themen wie sozialer Gerechtigkeit, Modernisierung, Patriarchat und ideologischem Extremismus.

Im privaten, politischen und sogar bewaffneten Widerstand kämpfen die hier porträtierten Protagonistinnen für eine Gesellschaft, in der es sich zu leben lohnt, für die Umsetzung und Wiederherstellung von Gerechtigkeit und gegen korrupte Instanzen, die ihre Geschichte instrumentalisieren

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