The Sundance Film Festival Hong Kong Celebrates Strong Women
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This festival screens female-themed documentaries that relate to gender equality, women’s rights and social justice on Fridays from October to December.
The programme of Sundance Friday: Women Power features four titles celebrating barrier-breaking women.
Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s RBG is an intimate portrait of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg a.k.a. RBG, who is now at the age of 85, and still upholding her life long mission of fighting for gender equality. This documentary explores how Bader Ginsburg’s early legal battles changed the world for women.
Amy Adrion’s Half the Picture celebrates the groundbreaking work of female filmmakers and investigates the systemic discrimination that has, for decades, denied opportunities to talented women in Hollywood.
Alexandria Bombach’s On Her Shoulders tells the story of Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi genocide and ISIS sexual slavery survivor, whose tireless activism made United Nations to approve an unprecedented resolution to open an investigation into the war crimes committed by ISIS against the Yazidi people.
Rudy Valdez’s The Sentence is a look into the life of his sister, a mother of three who has experienced the unfairness of 15 years mandatory sentencing for crimes committed by her deceased ex-boyfriend.