OFFICIAL SELECTION Better World
WOMEN’S RIGHTS



Noces
Belgium

Zahira, an 18-year-old Belgian-Pakistani, is very close to
everyone in her family, until she is forced into a traditional
marriage. Torn between the demands of her parents, her Western
lifestyle and desire to be free, she counts on the support of her
older brother and confi dant, Amir.


Wordly Girl
Italy

Giulia’s world is an ancient one, suspended in time and built on
rigour and sacred texts, which fiercely excludes anyone who
doesn’t belong to it. Libero’s world is that which is inhabited by
everyone else: by those who make mistakes, those who make do
as they seek other prospects, and those who love
unconditionally. When Giulia meets Libero, she discovers there
may be another destiny awaiting her, one she can choose for
herself.


In Between
Palestine

In Between captures the daily duality of three young Palestinian
women in Tel Aviv, caught between hometown tradition and big
city abandon, and the price they must pay for a lifestyle that
seems obvious to many: the freedom to work, party, fuck, and
choose.


Sonita
Germany

After her family attempts to sell her into marriage, a young
Afghan refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her
destiny through music. Grabbing the mic, she spits fiery
rhymes in the face of oppressive traditions.


The man who mends women
Belgium

Winner of the Sakharov Prize 2014, Doctor Mukwege is
internationally known as the man who mends thousands of
women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts
in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of
the poorest countries on the planet, despite its extremely rich
sub-soil. His endless struggle to put an end to these atrocities
and denounce the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators is not
welcome. At the end of 2012, the Doctor was the target of
another attempt on his life, which he miraculously survived.
Threatened with death, this doctor with an exceptional destiny
now lives cloistered in his hospital in Bukavu under the
protection of the United Nation peacekeepers. But he is no
longer alone in his struggle. The women to whom he has
restored physical integrity and dignity, stand beside him, true
activists for peace, hungry for justice.