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Wanda: Feminism and Moving Image


Belfast’s feminist film festival, WANDA: Feminism & Moving Image, returns for its second outing later this week.

Opening on Thursday, October 31st and running until Sunday, November 3, the festival have pulled out the stops to present a wonderfully diverse programme, spanning new and retrospective films and features directed by women.

Launching at Queen’s Film Theatre with The Juniper Tree, this year’s programme features, among many other screenings, discussions and panels across the city, the NI premiere of Kim Longinotto’s critically-acclaimed Irish-produced documentary Shooting the Mafia.

Co-director Rose Baker said, “As the festival’s key aim is to revisit ‘lost’ films by women and position them alongside premiere works, our hope is this year’s programme continues to find an intergenerational, engaged and enquiring audience. Film, film theory and practice is our passion but it also opens into wider conversations about rights, representation and the telling of women’s stories and giving space to women’s voices.”

For the full programme and tickets, go here.

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