london feminist film festival

LFFF 2013: Half Value Life

by Maryann O'Connor 29 November 2013

Filmed in Afghanistan in 2008, Half Value Life is a short look at life as a professional woman in what is still a very much male-dominated society.

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LFFF 2013: 30%

by Maryann O'Connor 27 November 2013

The bloodshed of the civil war in Sierra Leone was followed by the forming of a government with absolutely no representation for women, even though they had been instrumental in the peace process. Since then there has been a concerted effort and campaign to increase the level of female representation to 30%, with a bill […]

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LFFF 2013: Women Rising: Political Leadership in Africa

by Maryann O'Connor 22 November 2013

This short film showing at the London Feminist Film Festival next week highlights the progress made in electing female representatives to government in modern Africa. There are 55 sovereign countries in Africa, two of which are run by female heads of state: the first ever woman head of state in Africa, H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf […]

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New Empress welcomes you to: November Festival-Palooza

by Maryann O'Connor 1 November 2013

Hello lovely readers of New Empress… In the next few weeks we will be bringing you a good mouthful of tasters from the UK Jewish Film Festival, Film Africa, the London Feminist Film Festival and the 21st French Film Festival…. Lots of goodies, non?

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