Marie Michael Library


Women's stories from Palestine & Brazil A Vida Politica Thorns & Silk


26:25 min.

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This video contains two sets of films that look at and raise questions about what women's empowerment means. These films demonstrate the possibilities that women have in their lives for negotiating changes in institutions and intimate relationships, to create the possibility for women to enjoy greater rights, recognition and equality. A Vida Politica looks at activism in Brazil through the eyes of four creative women engaged in struggles for abortion rights, political representation, sex worker rights and racial equality. (13:10 min.) Thorns & Silk shows four women who are working in jobs that many regard as male-oriented and negotiating empowerment in their lives dominated by the experience of the Israeli occupation. (13:15 min.)