Leaving Africa

Director: 
Iiris Härmä
Cinematography: 
Visa Koiso-Kanttila
Sound: 
Markku Siurua
Editing: 
Niels Pagh Andersen
Production: 
Visa Koiso-Kanttilla
Garilla Films
Country: 
Duration: 
96Min
Year of production: 
2015
Movies language: 
Subtitles language (s): 
Schedule: 
Wed, 29/03/2017 -
19:00 to 20:25
Thu, 30/03/2017 -
20:45 to 22:10
Location: 
Cinéma Galeries
Debate following the screening with: 

(29/03 - 19H) Sietske Steneker (Director, UNFPA Brussels Office), Dagmar Schumacher (Director, UN Women Brussels Office), Mintwab Zelelew (policy and programme specialist, regional bureau for Africa UNDP), Sirpa Pietikäinen (MEP & Finnish National Coalition Party), Iiris Härmä (filmmaker)

 

Synopsis: 

The story of a great friendship and a shared battle. Finninsh Riita and Ugandan Catherine have some things in common; their work, a shared home and their sense of humor. Together, they broach women’s rights to their bodies, sexuality and life with religious leaders, in order to break taboos. Leaving Africa depicts the empowerment of women and its impact on individuals, communities and global development.

Bio Director: 

Iiris Härmä has experience as a producer, production coordinator, director and writer in documentary film productions. Since 1999, she has worked for her own Guerilla Films production company. She also directed Memories in 2004, You Live and Burn in 2007, Tomorrow's Memories in 2004, Look at Me in 2010, and The Child Of Silent Winter in 2012.