What subjects are important to young women? The 15-to-18-year-old program curators don't hold back here: they slam their subjects down onto the table, and they don't give a damn about taboos. Alongside a rousing documentary film and brave, sensitive stories, "Girls* Riot!" also presents a lively animated work that manages just fine with no dialogue. Gripping and empathetic, these films guide us through topics like abdominal pain and violence, mother-daughter relationships, friendship and community, as well as oppression and the male gaze.
Pfefferberg Haus 13
Florian Dilloo / Sacha Calame / Sacha Calame // France, Reunion // 2021 // 07:06 min
The orchids in a young woman's garden trigger memories of a traumatic experience she suffered when a barkeeper slipped roofies into her drink in order to rape her. [CW: knockout drops, sexual violence]
Morgane Frund // Switzerland // 2022 // 19:06 min
Editing footage for a project, a female director discovers that bears were not the only protagonists the amateur cameraman has recorded. A discussion about the power of the male gaze ensues. [CW: sexism, sexualized violence, and voyeurism]