Online discussions - Taking Action for Equality - Mrs F

Event | November 19 2021 |

Reminder: Be sure to view the film before attending the webinar this Friday. To access the viewing link, you must register for the event via the ZOOM link. You will be emailed the link to view the film in the comfort of your living room.

CECI invites you to an online webinar about the documentary Mrs F, winner of the best feature film award in the Taking Action for Equality category of the 2021 Festival Vues d’Afrique.

The discussion will take place on November 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm (EST) and will be part of the World Women's Entrepreneurship Day.  

Director Chris Van Der Vorm
​Pays : Netherlands \ Nigeria

Trailer Madame F

Summary: In the fishing village of Makoko, the largest slum on the water in Nigeria, Madame F. wants to bring women together and perform a play called "Hear Word": a women's empowerment project on gender inequality, based on true stories, to bring women out of their oppression, convince them to speak up and encourage them to connect. But before she can begin, she must overcome the gatekeepers of patriarchy and religion.

During this discussion, members of the Taking Action for Equality jury, CECI staff and volunteers, will talk with director Chris Van Der Vorm and with a protagonist of the feature film about issues of gender equality, participatory approaches with communities, and women's economic empowerment in various countries.

Panelists :

  • Chris Van Der Vorm, director of Mrs F

  • Ifeoma Fafunwa, Mrs F

  • Nathalie Roy, project manager for entrepreneurship and employability of women at CECI and member of the jury for the Taking Action for Equality 

  • Dialikatou Barry, CECI's volunteer and women's entrepreneurship advisor at CECI-Senegal and member of the jury for the Taking Action for Equality 

Those registered for the webinar will receive a password to access the feature film, which will be broadcast online during the week leading up to the event, beginning November 11, 2021. 

This activity is part of the Quebec International Solidarity Days, which will take place this year during the entire month of November. This event is made possible by CECI's Volunteer Cooperation Program.

Place

Online discussion (registration required) - Reminder: Be sure to view the film before attending the webinar this Friday. To access the viewing link, you must register for the event via the ZOOM link. You will be emailed the link to view the film in the comfort of your living room.

This event is in English and French

Time

November 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm (EST)

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