Our new collective documentary film project, HELVETICAE, won a developpment award from Migros Kulturprozent at Locarno Film Festival. What a wonderful experience to feel this women power, together with my co-authors and co-directors Anna Thommen, Wendy Pillonel, Thais Odermatt, Jela Hasler, our camerawoman Gabriela Betschart and producers Judith Lichtneckert and Lily Ott (Emilia Productions)!
Thanks a lot to Migros Kulturprozent to support this project <3!
More informations about HELVETICAE (feature documentary for cinema):
8 March 2020, Women's Rights Day: One year has passed since the national women's strike. Five female directors immerse themselves in the everyday life of their fellow citizens and investigate in the style of Direct Cinema what it means to be a woman in Switzerland today.
The directors' collective will accompany women from German-speaking Switzerland, French-speaking Switzerland and Ticino from early in the morning until late at night on the day of the woman and tell their stories. What are their joys and successes, what are their conflicts and worries? What obstacles do they have to contend with, and which of their demands made during the women's strike have meanwhile been met? In five parallel strands, for each of which one of the directors is responsible, we approach the protagonists in silent observation. The leitmotif is the French journalist Pauline Vrolixs. She produces a radio documentary about the consequences of the women's strike of 2019 and will supply supplementary archive material.
The collective will track down the inequality of the sexes in our society, ask explosive questions and put its finger on still sore points.