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Switzerland, Germany / 2018 / 97′

CREDITS

Режија/Director: Barbara Miller
Кинематографер/Cinematographer: Jiro Akiba, Gabriela Betschart & Anne Misselwitz
Сценарио/Screenwriter: Barbara Miller

CAST

Deborah Feldman, Leyla Hussein, Rokudenashiko & Doris Wagner

STORY

The film argues for the liberation of female sexuality in equal, sensual relationships between the sexes in the 21st century. It accompanies five women from different cultural backgrounds who stand up against the repression of female sexuality in their cultural and religious communities. The film reveals similarities among the different protagonists and shows their struggle for self-determined sexuality,even if the backgrounds of the five activists are divers: the US-American author Deborah Feldman left the New York City Hasidic community; the Somali psychotherapist Leyla Hussein had to undergo genital mutilation as a child and fights against this practice; Japanese manga artist Rokudenashiko was arrested several times because of her work featuring female genitalia; Bavarian scholar Doris Wagner, a former nun, reported publicly on the experiences of abuse in a spiritual community in Rome; and Vithika Yadav, who works as a sex education publisher in Delhi.