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International Women’s Day in Brussels - Screening of This is My Home Now // 2 March 2015 - 18h30

[Brussels, 23 February 2015] The European Women’s Lobby, the European Network of Migrant Women and La Voix des Femmes invite you to a screening of the documentary This is My Home Now by Saddie Choua.

This event in the opening night of the Semaine des Femmes // Week van de Vrouw in Brussels. Find the full programme here.

With introductory words by the Alderman/Echevin for Equal Opportunities of Brussels Mohamed Ouriaghli, President of the EWL Viviane Teitelbaum, filmmaker Saddie Choua and one of the women portrayed in the documentary & Chair of the European Network of Migrant Women Anna Zobnina.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session and a small reception.

Please register via Egalité des chances : 02/279 21
10 or egalitedeschances@brucity.be

About the film

  • A film by Saddie Choua
  • Produced by the European Women’s Lobby and the European Network of Migrant Women
  • English-French, Subtitled in English, French and Dutch
  • 52mins

‘This is My Home Now’ follows the stories of three women of migrant background living in the Europe. While struggling for their equal rights, these women, like so many others, enrich their host communities in myriad ways.

Watch the trailer here.

Anna is a gender researcher and poet of Russian background who owns a hotel in Lefkara, Cyprus. Dil from Sri Lanka is a successful stand-up comedian, journalist and radio host as well as an active voice for equality and the rights of migrants in Ireland. Sophie from Tunisia runs a beauty salon and social institute in Marseille, France, an empowering meeting place for women from different backgrounds.
The stories of Anna, Dil and Sophie break from stereotypes of migrant women and give a face and a voice to the increasing number of women of migrant background in Europe, rarely seen or heard.

About the director: Saddie Choua studied sociology in Brussels (VUB). She is a filmmaker and writer. Her film debut, MY SISTER ZAHRA, 2006, is a 52 minute documentary where Saddie tells the personal story of her sister Zahra who comes into conflict with her parents because she is lesbian. With her films (THE COMBATIVE WIDOWS, 2007 about 3 Italian women who lost their husbands in a mine-disaster in 1956, ZINA & MINA TALES about 6 single women, 2008, THE CHOUAS 2010, BEING A MUSLIM TODAY 2011 and THIS IS MY HOME NOW 2012) Saddie often puts the focus on hidden worlds. Saddie writes columns, published several short stories and has won numerous prizes for her films and writings. Currently, Saddie is working on an exhibition in the WIELS Museum in Brussels which will have its premiere in March.

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