WOMEN FROM ALL OVER
BLOK 7: STUURVROUW
Zondag 4 september van 11:00 tot 13:30 uur
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Een sekswerker, een Taiwaneese oma, een Iraanse meisje, een immigrante, een beschadigd vrouwenlichaam en een familie tezamen in een Spaans huis.
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BELOW THE SURFACE
Tomas Ponsteen • Nederland/Brazilië • 14’
Elkin left his family in Colombia and came to Europe to explore his gender identity. As a sex worker, he searches for himself through his various alter egos: Caroline, Gabriella and Brandon. Having no permanent residence he travels continuously. Parallel to his physical journey, he is in a mental quest within himself.
MY GRANDMOTHER IS AN EGG
Wu-Ching Chang• Taiwan • 8’
As a child, my grandmother was given to another family to be raised as a future daughter-in-law in productive roles. Through representing the unjust tradition in the long past, the film aims to reflect women’s oppression and struggles for freedom.
Elahe Esmaili • Iran • 33’
After consulting with his relatives a 35-year-old father consents to the marriage of his 14-year-old daughter. As individuals with differing perspectives his family grapple with the decision.
I DON’T FEEL AT HOME ANYWHERE ANYMORE
Viv Li • België/China • 15’
A wistful but witty account of a trip to Beijing by an art student who has been abroad for ten years. Her stay with her family mercilessly exposes how uprooted she has become by her life abroad.
Alex Anna • Canda• 10’
Alex Anna’s body is a canvas : her scars come to life to tell a new story of self-harming. Live action and animation intertwine in this short and poetic documentary, both intimate and universal.
Elisa Torres, Octavio Guerra • Spanje • 20’
The wind blows hard in Heurtebise, Alice’s home in France. This year will be her last summer and the first one for her greatgrandson Dario. A life that comes to an end and another that begins. A house, three women, a baby and the sea.
Q&A met Tomas Ponsteen
Regisseur van BELOW THE SURFACE
Tomas Ponsteen (1993) studied Documentary Directing at the Netherlands Film Academy. He was born in São Paulo, Brazil and got adopted by his Dutch parents. Nowadays he lives in Amsterdam where he is always researching and developing new film ideas.
He is very passionate to tell diverse queer stories, because when he was younger he missed a variety in films with LGBTQ+ topics. Besides that he is fascinated by the complexity of family bonds and how it affects humans. He likes to reflect on that in his work. In his films he likes to cut up reality with poetry and abstract elements in order to visualize a layered narrative.