Film in the ‘Movies that Matter on Tour’ series, followed by a discussion, organised by Amnesty International Wageningen.
In a world still predominantly ruled by men, Margot Wallström is trying to turn the tide by pursuing a feminist foreign policy and putting women’s rights on the agenda whenever she can. The filmmakers followed her during her first four years in office as Swedish Foreign minister. Although highly acclaimed for her political ideas, she also encountered opposition and had to cope with death threats and intimidation. Meanwhile, she was secretly involved in negotiations between the US and North Korea and endeavoured to have Sweden elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.
Movies that Matter, an initiative of Amnesty International, believes that the film camera is a powerful weapon against social indifference. Film has an unprecedented ability to open people’s eyes. As a spin-off from the annual festival, Movies that Matter tours seventeen cities. This monthly programme combines thought-provoking films about human rights issues and discussion with inspiring guests.
Attending the screening is for free for holders of a WUR-card. The screening preludes a lecture series on feminism organized by Studium Generale Wageningen (see the programme overview below). All lectures take place in Impulse (Stippeneng 2, WUR building 115, Wageningen Campus). The lectures are in English.