dec 12: i will not be silenced
84 MINUTES | 2014 | IN FOCUS: KENYA | CANADIAN PREMIERE | FILMMAKER(S): JUDY RYMER
Charlotte Campbell Stevens, an Australian living in Kenya, must repeatedly re-live the horrific details of gang rape as she testifies to bring her rapists to justice. While exhaustingly protracted trial unfolds, she also connects with communities of Kenyan women to encourage them to share their own stories. Evoking anger, frustration, and also hope, I will not be silenced details the struggles of rape victims seeking closure and a conviction in a country where cases are hardly ever reported.
SHORT FILM: MORE THAN TWO HOURS
15 MINUTES | 2012 | IN FOCUS: IRAN | FILMMAKER(S): ALI ASGARI
In this chilling short drama, a young Iranian couple frantically searches for a hospital in the middle of the night. The woman needs treatment, but they have no marriage certificate and the clock is ticking.
FILM PREVIEW: VOICES OF SILENCE
5 MINUTES | 2015 | IN FOCUS: BANGLADESH | FILMMAKER(S): FARZANA SHAMMI
Join us for a preview of upcoming documentary, Voices of Silence, a film that looks at the horrors a woman faced when she was assaulted, maimed, and blinded by her husband in a vicious domestic attack in Bangladesh and how she's now fighting back for justice for women.