Violence against women in society and fictional storytelling
Friday 6th of April, 10 am – 3 pm at Kinopalatsi 2, Helsinki
For the fifth year in a row WIFT Finland, WIFT Nordic and Season Film Festival are hosting a topical panel on the most discussed phenomenon in Finnish society and culture. This year’s panel revolves around the global theme of gender violence on and off screen. The first discussion will look into violence against women as a plot device and as a means of storytelling in fiction film and television. The second discussion will focus on gender violence in society, such as the #MeToo movement, and its effects on Finnish culture and society. With these themes the panel aims to further the ongoing debate for gender equality and diversity and continue the much-needed discussion on gender violence and sexual harassment and their effects on the wellbeing of the society.
Among the panelists are Finnish artists and decision-makers, such as writer and actress Anna Paavilainen, writer and director Inari Niemi, producer and SF Studios Head of Film Sweden Annika Sucksdorff, writer Mike Pohjola as well as director Christina Rosendahl. The panel is moderated by Olga Palo.
The panel is sponsored by SELO ry Association of Finnish Film Directors, Finnish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild, the Union of Film and Media Employees in Finland and Finnkino.
Free admission. The panel will be held in Finnish and English.
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