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#FemalePleasure

Five cultures, Five women, One story

 

#the movie

Barbara Miller’s feature documentary #FEMALEPLEASURE 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.

#FEMALEPLEASURE 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.

 

5th August 2018
World Premiere
International Film Festival Locarno
Semaine de la Critique

8th November 2018
Release in Germany & Austria

15th November 2018
Release in Switzerland

#THE PROTAGONISTS

 
 
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#Barbara Miller

The swiss filmmaker Barbara Miller worked as assistant director and editing assistant for Christian Frei on the Academy Award nominated WAR PHOTOGRAPHER (2001). She is espacially known for her award-winning documentary FORBIDDEN VOICES (2012), which was selected for numerous renowned international festivals such as Visions du Réel and IDFA.

#contact Media

International:
Mirjam Wiekenkamp /
NOISE Film PR
Mail:mirjam@noisefilmpr.com
Phone: +49 176 28771839

Switzerland:
Andrea Vogel /
Vogel Perspektiven
Mail: info@vogelperspektiven.ch
Phone: +41 79 356 86 80

Germany:
Meike Günther /
X Verleih AG
Mail: meike.guenther@x-verleih.de
Phone: +49 30 269 33 676

Austria: 
Marie Regehr
/
Filmladen
Mail: m.regehr@filmladen.at
Phone: +43 1 523 4362 22

#Downloads

 Download Poster (PDF)

Download Poster (PDF)

 Download Flyer Schweiz (PDF)

Download Flyer Schweiz (PDF)

#Contact Distribution

World Sales:
CAT&Docs / Catherine
Le Clef
Mail: info@catndocs.com
Phone: +33 1 44 61 77 48

Switzerland:
Filmcoopi Zürich AG
Mail: info@filmcoopi.ch
Phone: +41 44 448 44 22

Germany:
X Verleih AG
Mail: info@x-verleih.de
Phone: +49 30 269 33 600

Austria:
Filmladen Filmverleih GmbH
Mail: office@filmladen.at
Phone: +43 1 523 43 62-0

Switzerland/Germany, Documentary, 97 min.
Original languages: German, English, French, Japanese
Production: Mons Veneris Films GmbH, Zurich
Das Kollektiv für audiovisuelle Werke GmbH, Zurich
Indi Film GmbH, Stuttgart
SRG / ARTE G.E.I.E. / SRF / RTS / RSI