|Discount at the Human Rights Watch Festival films
At the Film Society of Lincoln Center:
NYWIFT members receive a $3 discount on tickets to all films in the HRW Film Festival!
Select “AFFILIATE” rate at checkout for $10 tickets (regular price $13)
*Offer valid online and at the box office.
At the IFC Center (Film: Camera/Woman + Going Up the Stairs)
NYWIFT members receive a discount on tickets to the Sunday June 19 screening of Camera/Woman + Going Up The Stairs. Offer only valid by bringing this printed ticket to the box office to purchase $10.50 tickets. *Offer only valid for purchases at the IFC box office.
CAMERA/WOMAN US premiere + Q&A with filmmaker
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Sunday June 16 9:15 p.m., IFC Center
Tuesday June 18 6:00 p.m., Film Society of Lincoln Center
With enthusiastic musicians and ornate wedding parties setting the stage, we meet Khadija, a Moroccan divorcee who works as a camerawoman at weddings in Casablanca. Her mother and brother strongly disagree with her choice of occupation, complaining that Khadija is out until all hours and a source of gossip for the neighbors. Already ashamed that Khadija is divorced, they simply want her to remarry. But Khadija is the breadwinner in the family and she won’t bow to their demands. The fairy tale world of the wedding parties plays in sharp contrast to the difficulties of marriage and the reality of divorce. Together with her best friend Bouchra, also a divorcee, Khadija talks candidly about the issues they face and the competing forces at play in the lives of women in Morocco and beyond.
In Arabic with English subtitles
GOING UP THE STAIRS
Married at age nine, Akram was so fearful of displeasing her husband that she left school before she learned to read. Now a grandmother living with her husband Heidar in Tehran, she has found her calling: painting. Akram’s children organize an exhibition in Paris for her and she hopes Heidar will give her permission to go. Like many couples married for decades, they bicker back and forth and Akram’s sarcastic sense of humor shines through. A charming portrait of an artist, Going Up the Stairs also provides an enlightening glimpse inside a traditional Iranian marriage.
Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami—Iran—2011—51m—doc
In Farsi with English subtitles
Presented in association with Alwan for the Arts, www.alwanforthearts.org, Equality Now, www.equalitynow.org, The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, http://www.iranhumanrights.org/ and New York Women in Film and Television, http://www.nywift.org/
RAFEA: SOLAR MAMA + Q&A with filmmakers
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Thursday June 20 9:00 p.m., Film Society of Lincoln Center
Saturday June 22 6:30 p.m., Film Society of Lincoln Center
Rafea is a Bedouin woman who lives with her daughters in one of Jordan’s poorest desert villages on the Iraqi border. When she is selected for an intriguing program called the Barefoot College in India, Rafea doesn’t need to think twice, and travels to join 30 illiterate women from different countries to train to become solar engineers over the course of six months. Rafea immediately understands that she has a unique opportunity to give her children a better future and to provide the whole village with solar power. A tumultuous struggle with her husband threatens to put an end to her dreams, yet Rafea remains determined. Will she be able to empower the other women in the village to join her in the struggle to rewire the traditions of the Bedouin community that stand in their way?
Jehane Noujaim and Mona Eldaief—Denmark/US/England—2012—85m—doc
In English and Arabic with English subtitles
Presented in association with Equality Now, http://www.equalitynow.org/ and New York Women in Film and Television, http://www.nywift.org/
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: May. 31, 2013