Empowering Women

(d) Specialist Study 2: Empowering Women

The study of examples of films from World Cinema that engage with the empowering of women may be eclectic in its geographical range including, for example, Qui Ju, Real Women Have Curves, Five in the Afternoon, Moolaadé and Volver. Alternatively, the focus may be on a particular continental cinema, such as that of Africa or South America. The challenge of this topic is to compare and contrast films which may come from very different social and cultural contexts. A list of suggested films is contained in the Notes for Guidance.

Bitter Rice (De Santis, 1949)

Cleo from 5 to 7 (Varda, 1961)

Daisies (Chytilova, 1966)

Xala (Sembene, 1975)

Question of Silence (Gorris, 1982)

Another Way (Makk, 1982)

Nikita (Besson, 1990)

The Story of Qui Ju (Zhang, 1992)

The Heroic Trio (To, 1993)

Bandit Queen (Kapur, 1994)

Fire (Mehta, 1996)

Show Me Love (Moodyson, 1998)

Ten (Kiarostami, 2002)

Silent Waters (Sumar, 2003)

Five in the Afternoon (S Makhmalbaf, 2003)

Moolaadé (Sembene, 2004)

Water (Mehta, 2005)

Sisters-in-Law (Ayisi/Longinotto, 2005)

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Park, Chan-wook, 2005)

Volver (Almodovar, 2006)

Esma’s Secret – Grabavica (Zbanic, 2006)

Pan’s Labyrinth (Del Toro, 2006)

4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (Mungiu, 2007)

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