SISTER POWER!

WOMEN IN POPULAR CULTURE: SUPERHEROINES OR IN THE SHADE OF HEROES?

WONDER WOMEN

FRIDAY | 20 NOVEMBER 

@ 20.00


We all know and can easily list male superheroes from cinema, comics, TV and literature. But where are the women? How are they represented in pop culture? Are women always portrayed as weak and waiting to be saved by the handsome hero? Where are the strong and brave heroines and role models for women? 

Participants:

ANDI ZEISLER Andi is the cofounder of Bitch Media. A longtime freelance writer and illustrator, Andi's work has appeared in numerous periodicals and newspapers, including Ms., Mother Jones, Utne, BUST, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Women's Review of Books, and Hues

SOPHIE MAINTIGNEUX is one of Europes most renowned and productive directors of photography

ALEXANDER PAVLOV - Philosopher, expert in cultural studies and author of Shameful Pleasure: Philosophical and Socio-Political Interpretation of Mass Cinema

ANYA PIGAREVA art-critic

Presenter MASHA GODOVANNAYA- a multi-talent and not only a video artist, but curator and university professor with areas of interest in experimental cinema, contemporary art, gender theory, (post)feminism and visual sociology.

THE INVISIBLE VICTIMS OF TERROR

PINK TRIANGLE

SUNDAY | 22 NOVEMBER 

@ 18.10


After the screening of the Pink Triangle there will be a discussion on the persecution of gay men under these regimes. What were the experiences of prisoners convicted for their homosexuality, how did they survive and how is this historical episode discussed in todays Germany and Russia?

Participants:

JULIA LANDAU Julia Landau is curator and researcher at the Buchenwald Memorial, Germany. 

KLAUS STANJEK Klaus Stanjek is a documentary director, film professor and social anthropologist

IRINA FLIGE - has been a board member since 2006 and project manager for Memorial International Society. Among her projects are the Virtual GULAG Museum and Necropolis of Terror

ALEXSANDER DANIEL - Researcher at Memorial (Saint Petersburg)

Presenter ALEXSANDRA KRILENKOVA one of the founders of the Observers of Saint Petersburg and memeber of the human rights board in Saint Petrsburg.

MASCULINITY

INTERACTIVE EVENT ON MASCULINITY

MASK, IN WHICH YOU LIVE

MONDAY | 23 NOEMBER 

@ 20.00


After the film Mask, In Which You Live the audience will have the opportunity to take part in an interactive event exploring further questions relating to masculinity.

Presenter ELVIRA ARIF Lecturer at the Department of Sociology and researcher at the Center for Youth Studies, Saint Petersburg .


SOCIAL NETWORKS:

THEIR POWER AND DANGERS

AMINA PROFILE

WEDNESDAY | 25 NOVEMBER 

@ 20.00


The Amina Profile raises many issues concerning not only the potential power of social media but its dangers and the impact it can have when misused. Should alternative medias be controlled by the state and should certain ethical codes be observed when using them?

Participants:

CAROLIN EMCKE is a journalist, political theorist and writer. As a staff writer for the foreign news desk of Der Spiegel (1998-2006), she has written about war crimes and human rights violations in Lebanon, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Israel and Columbia

LUDMILA SAVCHUK journalist , civil activist , creator of the movement Informational World, which stands for an objective, honest information in the media and on the Internet without hatred, propaganda and trolls; nominee for the award Citizen of the Year. In 2015 Ludmila, in collaboration with peers and the human rights group Team 29 exposed the activities of the factory Olginskaya Trolls in St. Petersburg and won a lawsuit against the organization

Presenter ASYA KHODYREVA feminist, member of the Women Krisis Center.


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