Five cultures, Five women, One story


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Barbara Miller’s feature documentary #FEMALE PLEASURE portrays five courageous, smart and self-determined women, breaking the silence imposed by their archaic-patriarch societies and religious communities. With incredible strength and positive energy, Deborah Feldman, Leyla Hussein, Rokudenashiko, Doris Wagner and Vithika Yadav are fighting for sexual liberation and autonomy for women, beyond religious rules and cultural barriers. But their victory comes at a high price: they all have experienced public defamation, threats and prosecutions, have been excommunicated by the society they grew up in and even received death threats by religious leaders and fanatics.

#FEMALE PLEASURE 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 the Catholic clergy in Europe. All protagonists have come to the same conclusion: the female body is subjected to male lust and first and foremost meant for procreation, without any regard for female sexual pleasure and autonomy.

These women decided to speak up and are the ultimate example on how courage, strength and zest for life can indeed alter societal structures.


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Hudson, NY | Nov. 7-24 (select dates) | Time & Space Limited
434 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY

Knoxville, TN | Nov. 11 | University of Tennessee
Women in German Conference

Colorado Springs, CO | Nov. 15-17 | Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival
Rocky Mountain Women’s Film

Burlington, VT | Nov. 15-21 | Merrill's Roxy Cinema
222 Roxy Street, Burlington, VT

Boston, MA | Nov. 17 | Boston Jewish Film Festival
MFA Alfond Auditorium

Greeley, CO | Nov. 19 | The Kress Cinema and Lounge
817 8th Ave, Greeley, CO

Chicago, IL | Nov. 24 | Music Box Theatre
3733 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL

Atlanta, GA | Nov. 25 | Landmark's Midtown Arts Cinema
in the Midtown Promenade Center

Chandler, AZ | Dec. 3 | Harkins Chandler Fashion 20
3159 W. Chandler Blvd.

Mesa, AZ | Dec. 3 | Harkins Superstition Springs 25
6950 Superstition Springs Blvd.

Peoria, AZ | Dec. 3 | Harkins Arrowhead 18
16046 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr.

Scottsdale, AZ | Dec. 3 | Harkins Shea 14
7354 E. Shea Blvd

Chino Hills, CA | Dec. 3 | Harkins Chino Hills 18
Crossroads Entertainment Center, Chino Hills

Schenectady, NY | Dec. 5 & 9 | Proctors Theatre
432 State Street, Schenectady, NY

Nevada City, CA | Feb. 9 | Nevada Theatre
401 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA


Los Angeles, CA | Mar. 15-21 | Laemmle Claremont 5
450 West 2nd St, Claremont, CA 91711

New York, NY | Oct. 18-24 | Village East Cinema
181-189 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Sedona, AZ | Nov. 8 | Mary D. Fisher Theatre
2030 W. State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ

Boston, MA | Nov. 10 | Boston Jewish Film Festival
Emerson Paramount


#Barbara Miller

Writer / Director Barbara Miller was born in Switzerland and studied law, cinema sciences and psychology. Barbara worked on the Oscar-nominated documentary WAR PHOTOGRAPHER. She has directed over twenty acclaimed documentaries, ranging from the ANTI-GLOBALIZATION MOVEMENT to DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, YOUTH VIOLENCE and the THE CLITORIS. Her award-winning feature-length documentary FORBIDDEN VOICES was show at over 70 festivals worldwide. She is a member of the Swiss Film Academy and the European Film Academy EFA and is the President of the Swiss Filmmakers Association.


U.S. Theatrical Inquiries:
Cindy Banach, Abramorama

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