Women Film Festival
– 10 February, 2008 at the Kyrgyz National Museum of Art in
“Amalthea – women in Central Asia” is designed to be a long-term project with its
emphasis on cross-border partnerships and the cultural cooperation
of countries in Central Asia and is specifically focused on gender
theme. Project aims to strengthen the potential of women in
Central Asia bringing the gender thematic to a wide audience and
to affect through art to the awareness for the manifold aspects of
the issue. Festival will help to identify various types of
paradigms and archetypes of female identity, and further promotion
of a new female self-understanding in an open society.
protects a woman – man, society, or government?
Is a woman - beauty, mystery, art or
just solving daily problems, fighting with public opinion and
winning the recognition in business? Does a woman need protection?
How to understand and solve her problems?
Festival organizers, «Dialog Central»,
Association for dialogue with Central Asia through art, science,
education and social concerns in Vienna, in partnership with «Koldoo»,
Social Unit in Bishkek, believe that visual arts are capable to
impact the perception of any problem in deeper sense, therefore
they decided in their films and photographs to reflect the most
vital social problems of Central Asia.
Documentary films show the real-life issues and female lifestyles in both
public and private spheres of women living in several social
environments. Creative experience shows the understanding of
women's role as well as the conventions, traditions and customs
and perspectives of gender specificity in the context of their
For artists and filmmakers from Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan,
Tajikistan and Kazakhstan, it is an opportunity to come into a
direct and active dialogue to continue further exchanges between
the civil societies of these countries.
Festival program includes:
Documentary films including discussions with film directors from the participating countries and
experts on gender issues.
"Tortures of Beauty”, Oksana Shatalova, Kazakhstan.
Presentation of business woman type "Women in
takes place at the Kyrgyz National Museum of Art on 8th
February 2008, at 11 a.m. and is conducted by "24.kg" Information agency.
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