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Films By Kim Longinotto

The all-singing, all-dancing, Takarazuka Revue is one of Japan's foremost musical extravaganzas, with lascivious sets, classically romantic Broadway style shows and an all female cast. The stars of the show, the young women chosen to play the 'male' leads, attain the status of pop icons with ... Read more
An Egyptian woman, Safaa Fathay, working as a researcher, and now living in Paris, has been commissioned to work as an interviewer on a film. She goes back to her country to meet the internationally celebrated feminist writer Nawal el Sadawi, whom she has always admired. ... But rather than do a ... Read more
“The school seemed to be a metaphor for what's wrong with boys and young men in society. I'm sure that's why the impact of going to that school was so strong for me.” - filmmaker Kim Longinotto ... For the 40 children who call it home, Mulberry Bush is their last chance. Excluded from school ... Read more
"I am the messiah of women! I am more powerful than the police!" - Sampat Pal ... Meet the Gulabi Gang, a group of women dressed in defiantly pink saris, railing against India's patriarchal caste system. They are led by Sampat Pal, a former child bride who now fights the subjugation and ... Read more
In the chaos of post-apartheid South Africa, one group of women work tirelessly to better the lives of those most in need. ... Fearless, feisty and resolute, the 'Rough Aunties' are a remarkable group of women, unwavering in their stand to protect and care for the abused, neglected and forgotten ... Read more
Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams are back Ivexplonng another gender-bending facet of the flipside to Japanese society—following on from their successful documentary on the Takarazuka Review dancers. Dream Girls (MIFF 1994) ... Sfiinjuku Boys takes us into the heart of the queer underbelly of ... Read more
Outstanding documentarian Kim Longinotto - a director of compassionate studies of women's lives and the pull between tradition and change, in such multi-award-winning films as [Divorce Iranian Style], [Gaea Girls] and [Eat the Kimono] - turns her lens on the judicial system in Cameroon. Vera ... Read more
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