Miss Eagle went to see the first of the movies in this series last night.
It was Praying the devil back to hell.
Women in Liberia, after decades of civil war,
took up the cudgels of protest against both sides.
Organising major protest against self-seeking politicians?
Take lessons from these Christian & Muslim women.
M.A.D.E for Movies
M.A.D.E WILL BE SCREENING FOUR AWARD WINNING AND THOUGHT PROVOKING DOCUMENTARIES, THESE SESSIONS ARE PRESENTED BY THE HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS AND FILM FESTIVAL.
See below for session times and links to view trailers.
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TICKETS $10 CONC $7 PER SESSION
PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL (72 MINUTES)
SUN 27th OCT 11.30am
SUN 3rd NOV 2pm
Director: Gini Reticker/ USA/ 2008 / Documentary
Tribeca Film Festival ‐ Best Documentary Feature
Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.
Thousands of women — ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim — came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace. Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they demanded a resolution to the country’s civil war. Their actions were a critical element in bringing about an agreement during the stalled peace talks.
A story of sacrifice, unity and transcendence, Pray the Devil Back to Hell honours the strength and perseverance of the women of Liberia. Inspiring, uplifting, and most of all motivating, it is a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.
WORDS OF WITNESS (68 MINUTES)
SAT 26th OCT 7.30pm(one screening only)
Director: Mai Iskander / Egypt and USA / 2012 / English and Arabic with English subtitles / Documentary
Berlinale, 2012, One World Film Festival, 2012 – Best of the Festival Jury Award
During the Egyptian uprising, social media was the weapon of choice for a new generation. In Words of Witness, filmmaker Mai Iskander follows Heba Afify, a budding online journalist reporting from the frontline of the revolution. Heba's attempts toreport are continually compromised by the restrictions she faces as a young woman in Egyptian society – in particular, by her mother's incessant reminders that, whilst a journalist, she is above all 'a girl'. As the country begins the transition towards democracy, Heba starts to understand that this hard-fought revolution may in fact not yet be over. Exploring the personal and political in equal measure, Words of Witness is a timely glimpse into post-revolution Egypt today.
TAXI SISTER + RED WEDDING - 2 DOCUMENTARIES COMBINED AS ONE SESSION (1HR 45 INCLUDING 15MINUTE INTERMISSION)
SUN 27th OCT 1.30pm
SUN 27th OCT 5.00pm
FRI 1st NOV 7.30pm
Two women, two astonishing documentaries: one a Senegalese taxi driver, the other a rice farmer from rural Cambodia. M.A.D.E is honoured to present these two remarkable films about strong women, the obstacles they take on, and the profound changes they make.
TAXI SISTER (30 MINUTES)
Director: Theresa Traore Dahlberg/ Senegal / 2011 / Wolof and French with English subtitles /Documentary
There are 15,000 taxi drivers in Senegal; only 15 of them are women. Taxi Sister follows one of them. As Boury speeds around Dakar transporting tourists and locals to their destinations, she must defend herself against the social taboos that define driving as a male profession. An energetic peek into urban West Africa, Taxi Sister revels in the solidarity of a small group of women as they accelerate change.
RED WEDDING (58 MINUTES)
Directors: Lida Chan &Guillaume Suon / Cambodia and France / 2012 / Khmer with English subtitles /Documentary
IDFA, 2012 – Winner Best Mid-Length Documentary
Thirty years have passed, and on the eve of her son’s wedding, Sochan Pen is finally ready to break her silence. At the age of 16, she was forced to marry a soldier as part of Cambodia's genetic engineering. Juxtaposing haunting archival and present day footage as Sochan confronts the people responsible for her rape and torture, Red Wedding is a land mark exposition of forced marriages under the Khmer Rouge.
M.A.D.E to inspire
An exhibition celebrating the Polish Solidarity Movement known as Solidarność will be on display at M.A.D.E
Oct 26 - Nov 25
This exhibition was originally curated by the Australian Polish Historical Society to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Solidarność (Solidarity) movement. It recognises the strength and determination of those involved and the important place the Solidarity movement has in the history of democracy.
Come to the Museum and experience these powerful images
Entry to M.A.D.E is free for Ballarat residents.
M.A.D.E (The Museum ofAustralian Democracy at Eureka)
102 Stawell St South,Ballarat, Vic 335
102 Stawell St South,Ballarat, Vic 335
Ph: 1800 287 113