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(get a free 2018 film festival tote bag!) 

Watch 3 films with The Purple Pass for only 225 SEK!

And you get a free, limited edition, 100% organic and fair trade 2018 tote bag! (Hurry up…only available while supplies last.)

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You’ll also be entered into a lottery to win a gift certificate from a restaurant in Lund — could be Rå Epok, Love Coffee, Patisseriet, the Grand Deli Lund, Café ArimanWasabi Sushi, Raw Food House or Grönt o’ Gött, etc.

The Purple Pass must be bought at Kino’s box office.

If you want to guarantee a seat to a particular film, you should choose which one when you buy your purple pass.

If you want to chance it, you can just show up before the screening. The Purple Pass includes entrance to all Q&A sessions after the films.

Tickets: 110 kr/film + QA (student/senior 85 kr, youth <20 år 70 kr)

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Friday, March 16


16.00: This Is Our Land

A French feature film where a nurse gets involved in far right politics in France. It is more or less about how Front National operates and is perceived. (English subtitles) (1 hour and 57 minutes)

Director: Lucas Belvaux


Q&A with Catarina Kinnvall, Professor of Politicial Science, Lund University

19:15: Official festival opening and welcome (beverages and snacks)

19:30: The Venerable W

A documentary about sectarianism from Myanmar on Ashin Wirathu, the Buddhist fanatic stirring up ethnic hate against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims.(English subtitles)  (1 hour 47 minutes)

Director: Barbet Schroeder

Q&A with Chris Sidoti, who is an Expert Member of the UN Independent International Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar.

ModeratorMorten Kjaerum, director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute

Saturday, March 17


14:00: A Season in France

A feature film about the refugee experience, the pride and pain, dealing with the loss of dignity and status. (English subtitles) (1 hour 40 minutes)

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Q&A with Michael McEachrane, who is a s a Visiting Researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Rahel Weldeab Sebhatu, whose research interests include postcolonial/decolonial theory, international relations, postcolonial feminism, globalization, migration, peace and security, as well as diaspora and youth studies.

18:45: Anita

Documentary of Anita Hill, the lawyer who challenged Clarence Thomas’ nomination to the US Supreme Court, exposing the problem of sexual harassment to the world. (1 hour 35 minutes)

Director: Freida Lee Mock

Q&A with Marta Kolankiewicz, a researcher and a lecturer at the Department of Gender Studies at Lund University. Her main areas of interest include social justice and law, sociology of race and racism, feminist theories and postcolonial theories.

Moderator: Anna Bruce, Researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. Her main area of research is equality and non-discrimination in international human rights law, including questions of gender and violence.


Sunday, March 18

13:00: A Letter to the President

A Letter to the President is a feminist drama from Afghanistan that explores a corrupt patriarchy in that country.(English subtitles)(1 hour 23 minutes)

Director: Roya Sadat

Q&A with Fereshta Begum, born in Afghan, based in Sweden, Fereshta works with an organisation called Women Building Bridges, and Ali Farhad Salehi, born in Afghanistan, based in Sweden. Ali worked with UN and USAID human rights projects in Afghanistan for about 8 years. Today he is working for an organisation called Listeners Without Borders in Sweden.

Moderator: Julia Bergström is the national representative of the Association of Foreign Affairs and a master’s student at Lund University

15:30: Golden Dawn Girls

Golden Dawn Girls is a documentary about the Greek Neo-Nazi Party’s recent rise in popularity. (English subtitles) (93 minutes)

Director: Håvard Bustnes

Q&A with Tina Askanius, Senior Lecturer, Media and Communications Studies, Malmö University, who studies extreme-right activism and propaganda.

18:00: Nimble Fingers

Nimble Fingers is a documentary telling the story of Vietnamese women who migrate to work in factories owned by some of the most popular electronic brands. It deals with worker’s rights, globalization and supply chains. (English subtitles)(52 minutes)

Director: Parsifal Reparato

Q&A with director Parsifal Reparato, an Italian filmmaker, anthropologist and journalist who is actively involved in workers’ rights, migration and medical anthropology.

Moderator: Marina Svensson, Director of the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University



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