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Women’s Film Days – Through a Woman’s Lens: A Year in Film

Date:

02/26/2019


Women’s Film Days – Through a Woman’s Lens: A Year in Film

Women’s Film Days – Through a Woman’s Lens: A Year in Film
An initiative of the United Nations Country Team in Cyprus
7 March 2019


Nome di Donna by Marco Tullio Giordana will represent Italy in the festival “Women’s Film Days – Through a Woman’s Lens: A Year in Film” conceived and promoted by United Nations Country Team in Cyprus. The film, proposed by the Embassy of Italy in Nicosia, will be screened at the Goethe Institute on March 7, 2019 on the eve of International Women's Day.

In Nome di Donna, Italian director and screenwriter Marco Tullio Giordana addresses the issue of abuse of power in work, where the female figure is exposed to sexual violence. The film aims to be a mirror of today's reality, shedding light on gender issues in the workplace where power dynamics predominate, from which it is still difficult to escape.

With this film initiative, the Embassy of Italy in Nicosia aims to raise awareness and share knowledge about gender issues by promoting dialogue between activists, politicians and the public. In a world where having a job is considered almost a privilege, and the abuse of power is often expressed in the form of a man's sexual advances on women, we feel it is necessary to promote discussions on this situation.

Italy is strongly committed to the promotion of women's rights and to fighting violence against women in any form, from female genital mutilation to forced marriages of minors to sexual abuse in situations of conflict and emergency. Confirming its role in support of the strengthening of the international human rights system, in 2018 Italy was elected for the third time to the UN Human Rights Council.

A special thanks goes to the director and screenwriter Marco Tullio Giordana and to the production company Lumière & Co for the kind concession of the film's screening rights. On the occasion of the screening of the film there will be a reading of a message that Giordana has addressed to the Cypriot public.

Program:
17.30 Speech by the Ambassador of Italy and Screening of the film Nome di Donna
A reception will follow the screening.

Venue:
Goethe Institute Nicosia, Markou Drakou Ave. 21, Nicosia 1102

 


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