Religion and war are enacted by men but affect women the most - watch these females say no to both.
Purity, a film by Anat Zuria, endeavors to break taboos of silence on the ancient laws that still govern the sexuality of Jewish orthodox women. This 65-min movie depicts how some women struggle to balance their religious beliefs and modern lifestyle.
The Made By Women 2005 International Women's Film Festival is now on a tour around India, with the British Council's support. The Festival is the brainchild of Meenakshi Shedde, former film critic with The Times Of India, and Point Of View, a non-profit organisation from Mumbai.
Point Of View is a non-profit organisation that explores the viewpoints of women through different media — books, theatre, photography and films. During the previous tour, in 2004, there were a range of films from Samira Makhmalbaf’s The Apple, to Jane Campion’s Sweetie. This festival was held in collaboration with the Federation Of Film Societies Of India, and went on a national tour of eight cities.
The gratifying reponse convinced them to return, with Bishakha Datta as the festival director, for another national tour of eight cities during April and May 2005 - Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad and Pune.
Director: Anat Zuria
Awards: Discover Of The Year, France 2004 (SCAM Award)
Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2003 (Special Prize And Citizen's Prize)
Best Creative Documentary, Festival International Programmes Audiovisuals, France 2003 (FIPA d'Or Award)
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