#Female Pleasure Screening
Following the recent advice from the Government regarding Covid-19, Regent St Cinema are closing for the time being. Therefore, this event has been postponed. Thank you.
The first UK public screening of Barbara Miller’s feature documentary #FemalePleasure.
#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 Hessein, 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 have all 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.
#Female Pleasure shows the universal mechanisms at work that have determined the position of women until now, 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 of how courage, strength, and zest for life can indeed alter societal structures.
Followed by a Q&A with Leyla Hussein.
Where? Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent St, Marylebone, WC1B 2UW