8 DOCUMENTARIES ON THE ISSUES AND THE NEED FOR FEMINISM

8 DOCUMENTARIES ON THE ISSUES AND THE NEED FOR FEMINISM

Hello friends, I hope you are doing well. On this day of March 8, symbolizing International Women’s Rights Day highlighting the fight for women’s rights, I invite you to watch these 8 documentaries (to see on Netflix) to fully understand the issues and the need for feminism for a fairer society. March 8 is International Women’s Rights Day: an opportunity to become aware of sexism, to listen to our demands, to take stock of the fight.

1. THE RULES OF OUR FREEDOM

“Period, End of Sentence”shines by its subject, elegantly defended: the taboo of menstruation in India… We do not cry over his fate and we make sure to change his condition by taking concrete decisions. These women who decide to manufacture sanitary napkins to preserve their dignity, it is noble. Because yes, it’s a huge taboo in India as the documentary explains and showing everyone (even men) being genuinely embarrassed by the question was necessary. We are shown women who are too busy investing themselves to complain, no way to complain. It’s nice to see. I also like this camaraderie between them, this close-knit group exudes something deeply human.

2. CITY OF JOY: A CENTER SPONSORED BY UNICEF

Since 1996, the Congo has been torn apart by war. The very significant mining resources in the east of the country have led armed militias to fight a bloody battle, causing atrocities against the surrounding civilian populations. The militias use rape as a weapon, with the aim of terrorizing people, and most of the victims are women. While the scale of this disaster is difficult to quantify, a study published in the American Journal of Public Health estimates that 48 women are raped every hour in Congo.
This heartbreaking film focuses on a center, created in 2011 in eastern Congo, intended to help women victims of sexual violence during the mining conflicts that rage in the region. Created by Doctor Denis Mukwege (Nobel Peace Prize 2018), Christine Schuler Deschryver (women’s rights activist) and Eve Ensler (author of the “Vagina Monologues”), the refuge baptized “City of Joy” operates like a boarding school. The women stay there for six months and devote themselves entirely to their reconstruction.

3. TESTIMONY: WHEN RAPE BECOMES A WEAPON OF WAR

This short film tells the story of Congo’s biggest rape trialwhere soldiers were accused of extreme violence against their own people.
The documentary gives voice to many women, whose strong and powerful testimonies are all the more terrible as some of them tell them without hatred or anger, almost like a story that does not matter despite the words. horrible things that pass their lips.

4. I AM JANE DOE

This intense documentary follows the real cases of young American women who have fallen into child prostitution after being tricked by the classifieds of a newspaper. They are drugged and forced into prostitution… The fight of several mothers to condemn the leaders of the websites that offer sexual services to minors.

5. AUDRIE & DAISY: HOW TOXIC MASCULINITY AND RAPE CULTURE SUPPORTS SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Two high school girls, in different cities, were sexually assaultedby boys they considered friends. This online harassment leads girls to attempt suicide. One of them dies tragically. This aggression, in the age of social media, is explored through the perspective of the girls and boys involved and through communities torn apart.

6. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY

They marked history and upset the codes. But their fight is far from over. This documentary paints a portrait of the scandalous women who were at the origin of the feminist movement in the 1960s. The film sweeps perfectly and with great passion all the issues taken up by these courageous women, who defied the mockery, norms and stereotypes incumbent on their sex.

7. BRAVE MISS WORLD

Israeli beauty queen Linor Abargil was abducted and raped in Milan, Italy, two months before she was crowned Miss World in 1998. Ten years later, she is ready to talk about it and encourage others to speak up. Now a globetrotting victim advocate, Linor encourages others to stand up against sexual violence by ending their silence. She travels to talk with teenagers in South Africa, where girls are statistically more likely to be raped than educated. For victims of sexual assault, the journey to wholeness never ends; Always, Linor Abargil, the BRAVE MISS WORLD, continues her unwavering efforts to keep nightmares at bay.

8. THE MASK YOU LIVE IN

A documentary that helps to understand the notion of toxic masculinity and why it is important to review the way boys are brought up.
How do you become yourself as a man in a country like the United States where the cult of warrior or stoic masculinityis relentlessly imposed from an early age? How can you then be able to manage your emotions when you are not supposed to have them? The documentary gives voice to adolescents, psychologists and sociologists. He details, sometimes with humor, the consequences of this education which demeans girls and locks boys behind a heavy mask to wear: lack of self-confidence, addiction to pornography, video games, suicides and homicides. Another way of understanding American civilization.

Tell me in the comments, which feminist documentaries do you watch and recommend? I can’t wait to read your recommendations …

BEST NETFLIX SERIES

BEST NETFLIX SERIES

I love to lay on my bed with my computer and spend hours crying, laughing, getting angry … in front of these characters that ….. And thanks to platforms like Netflix or Amazon prime video, we have access to an impressive number of series on a wide variety of subjects. We suddenly find something interesting to watch, so I recommend his series:

  1. MY FRIEND ADELE
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Synopsis: A single mother begins an adulterous affair with a married man. The young woman becomes friends with the scorned wife. The more she dates with each other, the more she wonders about the terrible secrets these two can hide behind the appearance of a happy and successful marriage.

MY OPINION : An effective series worthy of a good psychological thriller. This series literally took my breath away and this ending… what can I say! really what to say! it’s a real twist. The acting is simply impressive and the outcome of the series is just magnificent, when we arrive at the end, everything turns upside down in our brain, we can go so far as to question everything so much nobody can expect to such an end.

2. UNBELIEVABLE

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Synopsis: The true story of Marie, a teenage girl accuses of lying about being raped, and of the investigation by two detectives.

MY OPINION : What a slap !! I don’t think any show has gripped my stomach and heart so much as this one.
This is the story of Marie Adler, a raped young woman whose testimony is questioned until the police force her to admit that she lied. From then on, we are faced with a traumatized young woman to whom everyone turns their backs for this lie which is not a lie. The story could have ended there, if her rapist was not a serial criminal, who will be tracked down by two much more conscientious policewomen, a few states away.
The script makes effective everything this story has to share: We feel an immense hatred in the face of the visceral injustice that is unfolding before our eyes, the distress of the victims, the disgust for the police officers doing their jobs badly, and a mad envy. to accompany and support those who will do everything to track down the serial rapist in question … This is the follow-up of a police investigation as well as the daily follow-up of a rape victim humiliated and rejected by his relatives whom she can no longer trust.

3.Murder

Murder

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Synopsis : Annalize Keating has all the qualities required in a criminal law professor. Bright, passionate, creative and charismatic, she also symbolizes everything you wouldn’t expect: sexy, unpredictable and dangerous. Whether in a trial or in a classroom, Annalize is ruthless. A defense lawyer, she represents criminals, from the most violent to those suspected of simple fraud. His goal is to do almost everything in his power to gain their freedom. In addition, each year Annalize selects a group of students, who turn out to be the smartest and most promising, to come and work in her practice. Because learning from Annalize is the opportunity of a lifetime, one that can change everything for these students, and this forever. This is exactly what happens when they find themselves implicated in an assassination that will rock the whole university …

My opinion : incredible series, endearing characters with life stories as poignant as each other, essential casting, breathtaking intrigues, emotional encounters, unexpected upheavals organized in such a way as to surprise and please the viewer. Even if some passages can be boring or heavy, they are nonetheless essential at the end of the seasons where everything unraveled giving me a feeling of enormous joy and relief. I will just say that the end of the series is just right perfect with the culmination of everything. As we often say, the loop comes full circle.

4. SEVEN SECONDS

 

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Synopsis: Tensions escalate in Jersey City when a teenage boy from the African American community is seriously injured by a police officer …

MY OPINION : A real slap in the face of realism. A very sensitive acting game. This is a pure masterpiece, a little gem. You will understand, I loved the series. The lawyer’s phrase “you never condemn the police” sums up this successful and addicting series from start to finish, carried by impeccable cast right down to small roles.
In short, there is absolutely nothing to throw away, from the plot to the acting through the production, the script. It’s a pretty harsh series that shows the class struggle in America and the fact that things are not easy, even more so when you are not white. This poor kid who hadn’t asked for anything is immediately labeled, dragged through the mud when in the end he is the victim! Unfortunately, this is a news series! In summary, Seven Seconds unfortunately speaks of a fairly common problem in the United States where the African-American community is often targeted by the police and where injustice reigns.
Look there without further delay.

5. IN THEIR VIEW

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Synopsis : This is the true story of five teenage boys, four African Americans and one Hispanic, who will be wrongfully accused and sentenced for the rape of a jogger in Centrale Park in New York in 1989 when they are innocent. and that the real culprit managed to escape …

My opinion : A slap ! A shock series that deeply marked me. We have so much rage watching this series. I find it hard to call it “series” because we are at the limit of documentary, all of this is of course a true story and it turns our stomachs even more and gives this masterpiece a dimension. much larger. This is the kind of series / movie that haunts you long after you finish watching it and keeps you from falling asleep because it has so upset you. Rarely have I felt so much emotion watching a series. Ava Du Vernay proves once again that she is a very great director. The actors are awesome and I was hooked on every story of these five kids. In addition, the series does not fall into “sensationalism” or the tearful. It is only concerned with showing reality. A must-see series!

And you, what are your favorite series? What about the ones you want to watch?

EMILY IN PARIS: A FEEL GOOD AND FUNNY SERIES

EMILY IN PARIS: A FEEL GOOD AND FUNNY SERIES

After a monster success of Sex and the City, Darren Star resurfaces with a strongly similar story titled Emily in Paris. I started watching this series seeing a lot of negative comments on Twitter. I really thought I wouldn’t hang on… but from the first episode, I loved it. The story is nice, funny, the actress is perfect for the role. Although slightly idyllic. It’s a series that allows you to relax after a long day at college or after work. The characters are very endearing. There are certainly clichés but you have to take them second-degree and I even find that the French are rather highlighted in this series.

Emily in Paris is certainly not the vision of a Parisian but that of an outside person and that feels good. Watch this series, without taking your head, just the pleasure of having a good time. Emily in Paris, despite her notable flaws, nonetheless recalls that it is always sweet to listen to your heart and to overcome certain barriers while remaining yourself.

This first season ends with a heavy secret. Which suggests that a second season will likely see the light of day if audiences follow suit. We only have to hope for a more realistic sequel, so as not to let the series become cloistered in this tiresome idealization.

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Synopsis : Emily Cooper (Lily Collins) a young American from Washington, arrives in Paris for professional reasons. Her employer recently acquired a struggling French Marketing agency, Emily must bring her expertise and above all an American touch, to the forefront of social networks. She will have to adapt to her new Parisian life, face a demanding boss, a team of collaborators resistant to change and especially loneliness. Adapting to Parisian life is not going to be easy for Emily who will experience a real culture shock while juggling her new career, her new friends and her private life. She will have to adapt to French mores and the many clichés that follow.

Do not hesitate to tell me in the comments what you – thought of the series.