The film will be online available at the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin Homepage between May 20-22, 2021. The tickets are limited and offered on a first come first serve principle.
In 2020, in the midst of Covid-19 lockdowns, The Ladima Foundation, in partnership with DW Akademie and supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, invited African women to share two-minute films sharing their experiences and stories about the personal, economic, and social impact of Covid-19 in Africa. The call-out received an overwhelming response with just under 200 women from 18 African countries sharing their moving and honest stories on a diversity of topics with dominant themes of domestic violence, altered access to opportunities, increased burden of care, although also of resilience and hope. Their stories have shown how in too many cases that the pandemic has indeed impacted women harder and in different ways than on their male counterparts. Ten of these brave and powerful films were selected and compiled into a compelling short film that reflects the varied and compelling voices of African women living through one of the most difficult periods in recent times.
The Human Rights Film Festival Berlin (HRFFB) returns as a hybrid on- & offline festival back to the heart of the German capital from September 16 - October 25, 2020. For 10 days, the festival will focus on stories from all parts of the world that vividly address and reflect on human action, the socio-political status quo, and fundamental issues such as democracy, justice, freedom, and environmental protection. Through discussions and Q&As with filmmakers, activists, and experts, the festival creates a platform to gain new perspectives on our world.
In 2021, the festival will be accompanied by a Human Rights Film Forum for the second time, with which we create an interdisciplinary platform for exchange, knowledge transfer, and idea development.