UN Women Hosts Documentary Film Festival “Woman in Focus” for International Women’s Day
Several impressive stories about women from different walks of life were presented by UN Women, in partnership with the Noosfera Foundation, at the “Woman in Focus” documentary film festival, held 4-6 March 2016 to mark International Women’s Day.
The documentary films presented during the 3-day film festival were mostly directed by female film directors from a variety countries, including Denmark, Georgia, Israel, Poland and Belgium and focused on women’s and girls’ lives and rights. Archil Khetaguri, head of the Noosfera Foundation and founder of the ‘CinèDoc’ International Documentary Film Festival, said, “I am convinced that documentary films have the unique power to change society for the better: they move us, they present us with real people, who become our imaginary friends and remain in our memory for a long time."
The festival opened on March 4 at the Amirani Cinema, with the film “Sepideh”, by Danish director Berit Madsen. Screenings were followed by discussions, where the audience had an opportunity to exchange views with Georgian women’s rights and human rights activists.