International Women’s Day

Screening: Burning Bikinis

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2017, aditus foundation and the European Parliament Office in Malta shall be screening the documentary-film Burning Bikinis on the 3rd March @ 3pm – Spazju Kreattiv at St James Cavalier, Valletta.

 

A debate will follow the screening with the participation of:

Dr Therese Comodini Cachia, MEP

Dr Miriam Dalli, MEP

Dr Maria Pisani, Lecturer and Activist

Dr Virginia Monteforte, Anthropologist

Ms Pauline Miceli, Commissioner for Children

Ms Lorraine Spiteri, Chairperson MCWO

Moderated by: Dr Neil Falzon, Director aditus foundation

Admission is free. Book: TICKETS HERE

The docu-film centres on the collective memories of women’s movements in Malta from the 1960s up until present day. An almost total absence of public, academic and journalistic records attesting to Maltese female lobbies or organisations led to the researchers interviewing women active in those days and tracing those incidents, events and places that were so important to their struggles. As all that we have are their voices and their testimony as the living record of those events. This film is a nod to them and to the others that will come.

A co-production: aditus foundation, Subway Lab

Directors: Emmanuel Tut-Rah Farah, Alessandro Tesei

Country: Malta

Languages: English, Italian (with subtitles)

Duration: 56 minutes

Age-Classification: all

Photos taken during filming of Burning Bikinis
(ph: Emmanuel Tut Rah-Farah, Alessandro Tesei)

for more information contact: antonellasgobbo@aditus.org.mt or carlacamilleri@aditus.org.mt


The Burning Bikinis project has been sponsored by:


Screening of Burning Bikinis: Bikinis, Society, Women

Screening: 3rd March, 2017 @ 15:00 – Spazju Kreattiv at St James CavalierValletta

Attention girls: … Do not try to attract attention by laughing or talking loudly in a public place… Do not exaggerate in the clothes you wear. Boys are very often embarrassed if the girl they are with is wearing too mini a skirt, too much make-up or a dress which is too low cut. – Times of Malta, Friday June 7, 1968”


As an International Woman’s Day event aditus will screen its docu-film Burning Bikinis: Bikinis, Society, Women.

We have been researching and interviewing some amazing women (and men) in an attempt to document the collective memories of women’s movements in Malta from the 1960s up until present day. An almost total absence of public, academic and journalistic records attesting to Maltese female lobbies or organisations led to Antonella and Carla interviewing women, including women active in the 60s, 70s and 80s, and tracing those incidents, events and places that were so important to their struggles.

We spent days at the National Archives in Rabat, trawling through newspaper articles and also spoke to the new generation feminists!

(ph: Emmanuel Tut Rah-Farah, Alessandro Tesei)

All that we have are their voices and their testimony as the living record of those events. This film is a nod to them and to the others that will come. 

 

for more information contact: antonellasgobbo@aditus.org.mt or carlacamilleri@aditus.org.mt


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World Refugee Day 2016

fuocoammare

As refugees continue to attempt the dangerous voyage across the Mediterranean Sea, a discussion on the reasons and consequences of these voyages remains a relevant one.

World Refugee Day 2016 is addressing this discussion by bringing together the Valletta Film Festival, aditus foundation, the Italian Cultural Institute and UNHCR Malta to organize two events on the themes presented in the award-winning film ‘Fuocoammare’.

The film will be screened as part of the Valletta Film Festival (8 June). You’re also invited to a participate in a conversation on the theme of refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea (7 June), with special guest Dr. Pietro Bartolo, the protagonist of ‘Fuocoammare’.

Check out the events at the World Refugee Day 2016 page.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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An extremely exciting ‘Life of the Others’ workshop!

The Life of the Others Project kicked off in Malta on the 8th March with a training workshop organised by aditus foundationStorydoc and Kinemastik Malta. This project is being implemented across the Euromed region together with partners from Greece (StoryDoc), Morocco (Association House of Culture and Art (A.M.C.A)), Palestine (Young Palestinian Filmakers Society) and Algeria (Institution of Artists).

Seven aspiring documentary filmmakers attended the workshop and presented their project ideas which aim to document the lives of people of different ethnic and social groups: these included stories portraying the contrasting lives of Scandinavian and African migrants in Malta, Maltese returnees trying to find their place back in Malta, Muslims living and working in Malta, young refugees socialising in youth clubs, a portrayal of a transgender person and the difficulties encountered by gay couples, activists and Catholics in Malta.

Kostas Spiropoulos, from Storydoc, and Slavko Vukanovic, from Kinemastik, moderated the workshop and gave their professional input on the suggested topics and method of filming. The participants also gave their feedback and contributed towards the development of the various themes presented by their colleagues.

The workshop wrapped up with a viewing of similar short documentaries, followed by a short discussion on the subject matters and the efficacy of the techniques used to explore such themes. The following day, some of the participants braved the inclement weather to meet Kostas and Slavko in order to further explore the exciting ideas that were presented.

In the next couple of weeks, after further training on the process of filming and sound recording, the participants will start filming with a view to having the documentaries finalised in time for the public screenings of all documentaries in 5 participating countries in June.

A special thank you goes to Aġenzija Żagħżagħ that provided us with the location and equipment for the viewing of the documentaries!

For more information please contact:

Carla Camilleri, the Project Coordinator for Malta @ carlacamilleri@aditus.org.mt or tel: 2010 6295.


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