“Women Make Movies” in the South Pyrenees Festival


“Women Make Movies” in the South Pyrenees Festival

  • Seven films by female African directors will be screened from 20th to 26th July.

Friday, 18th July, 2014. The Women for Africa Foundation, in collaboration with CANAL+, is taking the “Women Make Movies” collection of films directed by African women to the South Pyrenees Festival.

The series consists of seven feature films, which may be seen from 20th to 26th July. It forms part of the programme at the 23rd Sallent de Gallego International Festival of Cultures, which this year welcomes female artists from different cultural fields such as music, dance and photography under the theme "Femininity and Plurality”.

The Women Make Movies initiative was created by WxA to break free from stereotypes and show a personal view of current social dramas. It is also an opportunity to gain access to movies that rarely reach the traditional screening circuits.

Since its inception in 2012, this foundation has placed great importance on the audiovisual field in general and film in particular, considering it to be a magnificent way to bring the reality of the our neighbouring continent closer to home.     

In order to make the work of female African filmmakers better known in Spain, in June, 2013, we organized the first exhibition of African women film directors, with seven feature-length films from Sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb. From 15th to 19th June, 2014, the Sala Berlanga venue in Madrid hosted the second Women Make Movies exhibition, in which five feature films were screened.

Some of these films are now in the South Pyrenees exhibition curated by the specialist Guadalupe Arensburg, who will be taking part in the presentation of the exhibition next Sunday, 20th July. The same day, the film Rock The Casbah by the Moroccan filmmaker Laïla Marrakchi can be seen.


20th July| Rock the Casbah
Director: Laïla Marrakchi
Country: Morocco, France

July 21 | Yema
Director: Djamila Sahraoui
Country: Algeria, France

22nd July | Des étoiles
Director: Dyana Gaye
Country: Senegal, France

23rd July Aya of Yop City
Directors: Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie
Country: France

24th July | Por aqui tudo bem
Director: Pocas Pascoal
Country: Angola, Portugal

25th July | Imani
Director: Caroline Kamya
Country: Uganda, Sweden

26th July | The Square
Director: Jehane Noujaim
Country: Egypt, USA

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