International Women’s Rights Day, or Women’s Day, is celebrated on 8 March each year both to commemorate female social, economic and political achievements and to remember the discrimination and violence to which women have been and still are subjected in many parts of the world.
On this occasion, the Italian Cultural Institute of Haifa celebrates women, their work and their achievements with three documentary films, available online for free through the streaming platform Italian Cultural Institute on demand (MyMoviesLive).
- 08.03.2021 | Bring the sun home (2013), directed by Chiara Andrich and Giovanni Pellegrini
The story two illiterate Salvadoran women who attend Barefoot College in India to learn how to make solar panels, while Jeny and Paula bring the sun to Peruvian villages.
- 15.03.2021 | Ninì (2014), directed by Gigi Giustiniani
Ninì Pietrasanta was one of the very few female mountaineers of the 1930s; her photographs and films allow us to reconstruct the story of her life.
- 23.03.2021 | La villa (2019), directed by Claudia Brignone
The film takes us to the heart of Scampia, in Naples, amidst tall buildings and expanses of concrete, in discovery of a very special public park: La Villa Comunale.
The films are free to view for 24 hours and are only available in Israel.
To book and for information, see iichaifa.esteri.it