Feminist Festival “Femmes Fatales” in Kosovo

The Feminist Festval “Femmes Fatales” was organized in Kosovo in the end of May by Kvinna till Kvinna’s partner organisation Artpolis. One the program was, among other things, the performance “Crossing the Line”, that evoked lots of emotions among the audience affected by the war. The play was set up by DAH Teatar, Serbia and deals with the past, showing stories from women during the Balkan wars. The stories are taken from the book “Women’s Side of War” published by Women in Black, also supported by Kvinna till Kvinna. The performance was well accepted and it received good comments.

Another day, the topic was Women in War: documentary films dealing with the past, mainly by Kosovar directors were shown followed by discussions with the audience. One of the films was also Women’s War by Marika Griehsel, Sweden, dealing with the raped women during the wars in the Balkans and the Democratic Republic of Congo. A discussion with the audience, mainly young women was facilitated by Kvinna till Kvinna staff, Lina Andéer and Yllka Soba.

“It is very important to have these kinds of films shown here, especially to us the young generations because we don’t really know what was happened during the war. I was only 4 then and this is a good way to raise our awareness about the situation of women who were raped during the war. We should not wait for change to come from outside but we should act to bring change” said a young woman during the discussion.

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