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Northern Arizona Premiere of “#Female Pleasure”
November 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:50 pm
One event on November 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a special Northern Arizona premiere of “#Female Pleasure”! Barbara Miller’s feature documentary “#Female Pleasure” portrays five courageous, smart and self-determined women, breaking the silence imposed by their archaic-patriarch societies and religious communities. There will be two shows at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona.
Five cultures. Five women. One story.
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. As well as being 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 determine the position of women until today. Spanning cultures, religions and continents: from Japan and India and the Somali Muslim diaspora. As well at 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.
Tickets: $12 general admission, or $9 for Film Festival members
To Purchase tickets for the Northern Arizona premiere of the documentary “#Female Pleasure” visit the Sedona International Film Festival.
Guests of the Sky Rock Inn of Sedona, take advantage of our Complimentary “About Town” Shuttle! We will drop you off at the theatre and pick you up when you are ready to return.