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At our recent Lunchkino event guests enjoyed an inspiring documentary screening, as well as an insightful panel discussion centred on women’s empowerment and autonomy.

Thanks to them and our generous sponsors we not only reached but exceeded our goal and have been able to raise sufficient funds for two one-year BSc Midwifery scholarships!

The photographs donated by Franca Quaglia of www.pointandshoot.ch are here to enjoy. 

 

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Due to the recent launch of #FEMALEPLEASURE in the US & UK markets, versions of the film with English subtitles are not yet available. To purchase a German/French subtitled version, you may click on one of the three links below

Synopsis 

#THE MOVIE

Barbara Miller’s feature documentary #FEMALEPLEASURE portrays five courageous, smart and self-determined women, breaking the silence imposed by their archaic-patriarch societies and religious communities. With incredible strength and positive energy, Deborah Feldman, Leyla Hussein, Rokudenashiko, Doris Wagner and Vithika Yadav are fighting for sexual liberation and autonomy for women, beyond religious rules and cultural barriers. But their victory comes at a high price: they all have experienced public defamation, threats and prosecutions, have been excommunicated by the society they grew up in and even received death threats by religious leaders and fanatics.

#FEMALEPLEASURE shows the universal mechanisms at work that determine the position of women until today, spanning cultures, religions and continents: from Japan and India and the Somali muslim diaspora to the Hasidic community in Brooklyn and the Catholic clergy in Europe. All protagonists have come to the same conclusion: the female body is subjected to male lust and first and foremost meant for procreation, without any regard for female sexual pleasure and autonomy.These women decided to speak up and are the ultimate example on how courage, strength and zest for life can indeed alter societal structures. #FEMALEPLEASURE

Lunchkino Panelists

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#FEMALEPLEASURE Director, Barbara worked as Assistant Director and Editor for Christian Frei on the Academy Award nominated WAR PHOTOGRAPHER (2001). She is especially known for her award-winning documentary FORBIDDEN VOICES (2012), which was selected for numerous renowned international festivals such as Visions du Réel and IDFA. 

#BARBARA MILLER
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Philanthropist and advisor in the area of social justice, Ellen is the Executive Producer of #FEMALE PLEASURE a film which exposes the world’s oldest injustice. She is equally devoted as publisher of a bestselling magazine dealing with the real troubles parents are facing today. With her background in law, in charge of two foundations, she devotes her abundant energy to creating a kinder world with equal opportunities for all. 

#ELLEN RINGIER
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Co-founder of a company that has produced award-winning independent art house films, Kathrin divides her time between the worlds of film, philanthropy, and real estate. As an early GreenLamp supporter, she has experienced firsthand our impact in Ethiopia and continues to make a huge difference through her foundation work. She believes “(GreenLamp’s) commitment and passion are exceptional.”

#KATHRIN WERNER
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