40 Braids, the itinerant women’s films festival, kicks off in Paris on March 7

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On March 7th in Paris the first trip of the women’s film caravan 40 Braids opens.
Launched by OPEN ASIA, a member organisation of FIDH, this travelling festival celebrates films by and about women; travelling its own Silk Roads, weaving an intercultural dialogue to support women’s universal action.

An itinerant cultural festival, 40Braids gives through an ambitious program of films, round tables and artistic works to women, their view of their history and current realities. In each of its destinations, it creates a festival celebrating films by and about women, organizes debates and conferences to defend women’s rights, leads workshops and brings together activists, artists and academics to weave an intercultural dialogue to support women’s action and universal resilience.

With the ambition of building a common future for humanity, the caravan challenges gender stereotypes, shapes collective memory, and aims to strengthen women’s resilience in the face of war, violence, militarism, populism and extremism, and climate change through transnational North-South and South-South dialogue.

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OPEN ASIA, based in Paris, France, is the main organizer of the 40Braids women’s film caravan.
The festival benefits from OPEN ASIA’s rich experience, in particular the successful establishment and organisation of the 5-year International Women’s Film Festival - Herat in collaboration with local partners.
A successful example of creating inclusive and innovative forums in a closed and conflict-affected context, this festival presented hundreds of independent international films and related events to thousands of participants in Afghanistan, the majority of whom are ordinary women.

How to come to the festival
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2020
TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: BULAC Auditorium
65 Rue des Grands Moulins, 75013 Paris
Public transport : Metro line 14 or RER C (Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand stations), Bus number 27, 62, 64, 89, 132, 325, N 131, Tramway T3 (Avenue de France)
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