International and intersectional perspectives and stories are essential to learning and understanding more about each other as women- and we have a responsibility to be aware of the experiences of women across the world. Women abroad endure hurdles or dangers to have their voices heard and their stories told. These stories can highlight not only differences that we weren't aware of, but also shared experiences that can open our eyes to similarities we may not have ever thought we'd relate to.
Katusha Jin and Dayna Hagewood join us to discuss four international films that are directed by women. Two of these films focus on young women in their home countries: The 2014 Saudi Arabian Film, Wadjda, Written and Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, also the First Female-Directed Saudi Film, and the 2008 Argentinian Film, XXY, Written and Directed by Lucía Puenzo. The other two films shed light on the experiences of young women dealing with the consequences of emigration: The 2017 Norwegian-Pakistani Film, What Will People Say, written and directed by Norwegian-Pakistani screenwriter and director Iram Haq, and The 2009 German Film, Desert Flower, directed by Sherry Hormann.
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