Friday | 30.10.20

Monthly Screenings

49% Film Festival 2020

The 49% Film Festival aims to advance global women's rights by creating culture shifts through sharing women's stories and voices. It is the flagship program of The 49% (, whose mission is to develop, advance, and promote women’s stories through film and media.

The festival will feature powerful and engaging stories about women, their struggles, and their successes. Activists and filmmakers from all over the world will be invited to Jerusalem to share their films and campaigns. For many, it will be their first trip to Jerusalem and an opportunity to witness and participate in the city’s diverse and tolerant cultural landscape.
The 49% Festival events were made possible through the ROI/Community Grassroots Events program


Speaker: Rama Rau, Filmmaker

The Daughter Tree

Dir.: Rama Rau
| 88 minutes

In a culture that prefers baby boys, India’s male/female birth ratio is overwhelming favorable to boys. Neelam is a fearless midwife fighting against this growing consensus. The camera follows her efforts, while also telling the story of a village left without women.

49% Festival Short Films

Speaker: Sharine Mohamed, Filmmaker. The Outside Is Better (Colombia) | I am Naked (France) | Kaoruko (Canada) | Bukaneh (Iran) | Stride (Iraq/Kurdistan) | Cinematic Letter (Egypt/USA)

Flesh Out

Dir.: Michela Occhipinti
| 93 minutes

One of the matrimony conditions in Mauritania is a voluptuous bride. Verida is getting married in a few weeks and is forced to gain a substantial amount of weight. As the weeks pass by, tensions between Verida and her mother intensify. “An emotionally rich, sensitively made film” (Variety). 

Speakers: Viktor Nordenskiöld, filmmaker; Peta Pellach, Kiverstein Institute, and Hamutal Gouri, Kiverstein Institute, Samah Salaime, Fleur Hassan-Nahoum

The Feminister

Dir.: Viktor Nordenskiöld
| 85 minutes

Margot Wallströms was appointed Sweden’s foreign minister in 2014, bringing a feminist and empathetic approach to foreign policy. The Feminister follows Wallströms’ stormy years in office, resulting in a direct, quick, and striking portrait that also portrays politics and the role of women in it. 

Preview Screening


Dir.: Autumn de Wilde
| 125 minutes

Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. In this glittering satire of social class, Emma must navigate her way through the challenges of growing up, misguided matches and romantic missteps to realize the love that has been there all along.