A look at genocide, survival, and physical and cultural continuity through the eyes of three women who have experienced three different genocides of the 20th century. Shot on location in Canada, Poland, Bangladesh and Rwanda, A Woman’s Story features three strong women who are connected by the thread of survival. Each one becomes aware of the story of the other, and by this they become more determined to continue their essential duty. By putting women at the front and center of the narrative and transcending their victimization, this film highlights their resilience and survival.


A Woman’s Story

Doc 52 min, 2015

Written and Directed by: Azra Rashid
Produced by: Azra Rashid and Igal Hecht
Language: Bengali, Kinyarwanda and English with English subtitles

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Synopsis


A look at genocide, survival, and physical and cultural continuity through the eyes of three women who have experienced three different genocides of the 20th century. Shot on location in Canada, Poland, Bangladesh and Rwanda, A Woman’s Story features three strong women who are connected by the thread of survival. Each one becomes aware of the story of the other, and by this they become more determined to continue their essential duty. By putting women at the front and center of the narrative and transcending their victimization, this film highlights their resilience and survival.


Festivals

  • 7th Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, Greece, 2016
  • Ethnological International Film Festival, Belgrade, 2016
  • Oakville Festivals 2016
  • Florida Peace and Film Festival 2016

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Festivals

  • 7th Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, Greece, 2016
  • Ethnological International Film Festival, Belgrade, 2016
  • Oakville Festivals 2016
  • Florida Peace and Film Festival 2016
  • Cambodia IFF 2016
  • China Women's FF 2016
  • WorldFest Houston 2016
  • Global Cinema 2016