A Desert Flower, 2009
UK, Germany, Austria, France
The film tells the story of the Somali top model Waris Dirie. But the movie is not about the first black model, but about the first woman who openly opposed female circumcision in African countries. At the age of 13, she managed, with the help of some unknown force, to get through the desert to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. It seemed that someone up there in heaven was supporting her so that in the future people in Africa (and not only) would have an easier life thanks to Varis’ activities. However, you will learn all this by watching the film.
Mother and Child, 2009
Three women with different relationship characteristics are united only by a mother and her child. Three stories of completely different destinies must intersect. Each woman is strong in her own way, but each has her own weaknesses. This is a film about adoption, its causes, and its consequences. Viewers are constantly being asked the question: what is more important? The blood bond or the time spent together? And you can find the answer for yourself, it’s different for everyone.
Young Victoria, 2009
The queen, whose name carries the name of an entire era. A woman who, at a very young age, was able to shut up parliament. She believed in progress and went her own way. A woman who proved that kings can marry for love. The film shows the first year of the young queen’s reign. Victoria did not allow herself to be made a pawn in the game of those interested in expanding her influence but instead showed her strong-willed character, pure heart, and good intentions.
John-Woman on the Papal Throne, 2009
Germany, UK, Italy, Spain
Many of the mysteries of the Vatican archives will never be solved, some of the legends associated with them are so incredible that they are not even mentioned. The story of the woman pope, a legend that denigrates the throne of St. Peter, tells of a passionate and strong nature because only such people are able to prove themselves and take such risks. We are unlikely to know if this actually happened, but the story will long occupy the minds of historians.
The crown of civilization was ancient society. This is the period of development of the exact sciences and philosophy, but women have no access to them. But nothing is impossible for a bright mind and talent. The story of the great female mathematician, Hypatia of Alexandria. This is not a tale of the languor of the heart and not even the problem of gender inequality, although these topics are raised in the film. It is a story of the triumph of reason over fanaticism. Because even after the scholar’s death, his knowledge lives on in the minds of his followers.