Identity, independence, exploitation and oppression are key ideas in a special free pop-up cinema event at the Bill Douglas Museum in Exeter.
Two decades into the 21st century how different are the issues facing mothers, sisters, wives, and daughters, to those of the past, ask the organisers, who are students of the MA International Film Business programme at the University of Exeter.
The pop-up screening, called Shorts on Women, with take place at the fab museum on Tuesday, December 12, between 11.30am and 1pm.
‘We are trying to raise awareness about some issues related to women, like identity, independence, confronting betrayal, kidnapped underage girls who are forced into sex trafficking, said Yiming Yuan of the Shorts on Women group.
“And with all the things happening in the world like the UK Parliament and Harvey Weinstein, we decided to go with this theme.”
There are also some big names behind the movies they’ve chosen -one of the films is directed by an Oscar-winner.
But it’s the power of the film that the group wants to highlight.
“As a filmmaker, I think films are the main windows to the souls of the viewers and they are the most successful means of communication and sending a message through,” said Yiming.
The Shorts on Women pop-up event is part of a series of screenings taking place at the Bill Douglas on that day.
“We hope that this small event, which has been taking place for four years now, could be known to the greater Exeter community, to make students think about how they could make a difference in these issues after graduation as the representatives of the academic community, and also bring the University of Exeter closer to the victims of these issues so that it might be a base for further more serious events in future,” said Yiming.
Shorts on Women takes place at the Bill Douglas Museum, Exeter University, on Tuesday, December 12 between 11.30am and 1pm. To find out more, and to book your free tickets pop over to the Shorts on Women Facebook page.
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