#FEMALE PLEASURE portrays five courageous, smart, self-determined women breaking the silence imposed by their archaic-patriarch societies and religious communities, as they fight for sexual liberation and autonomy for women, beyond religious rules and cultural barriers. It 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 Muslim diaspora to the Hasidic community in Brooklyn and Catholic clergy in Europe.
The feature documentary by Swiss filmmaker Barbara Miller (2018, 101 minutes, in English, German and Japanese with English subtitles) will be followed by a panel discussion with:
- Ruben Escalante Hasbun, United Nations Population Fund Geneva Office
- Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, Founder and CEO, Women at the Table (moderator)
- Dr Leyla Hussein OBE, Founder of Dahlia Project and featured in the film
- Claire Somerville, Executive Director of the Gender Centre, the Graduate Institute, Geneva
The screening is organised in partnership with Women at the Table with the support of the Gender Centre at the Graduate Institute, Geneva.
“#Female Pleasure is an amazing film, talking about sexuality it goes far beyond, showing empowerment and how women re-appropriate their existence and their own body.” - Vanity Fair, Italy
Entry is free, however seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.