• blue Cinema presents

    What If? Women in Film Festival

    What If… we did things differently?
    What If… we changed our views?
    what if… women saw that their strengths are larger than their fears?

    The festival celebrates documentary films made by women about women. Real non-fiction stories-documentaries relating extraordinaries lives of fierce women, who leave great legacies with their work and courage, inspiring generations in areas such as art, culture, literature, sports, politics, business and family life.

    Telling stories of women who fight biases and taboos, addressing gender inclusion and human connection is core to «What If? Women in Film Festival». We aim at creating positive impact, through a selection of films and stories that inspire us to be the change we want to see in the world.

    This year’s films will delight you with burning thematic and inspiring narratives of courage and resilience. Amazing images will take you around the globe, offering radical change of scenery, entertainment and discoveries! Laughter and anger will be shared in a common experience.

    Each film session will provide space and time for Q&A and discussion.

    Come to get inspired!

  • Friday, 19.11.2021

    WIFF: NASRIN - OFFICIAL WIFF OPENING WITH CEDRIC CASSIMO

    Follows the last years of human rights iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

    Corso 2, Zurich
    OV/d/e
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    Corso 2, Zurich OV/d/e
  • Friday, 19.11.2021

    WIFF: ROSEMARY'S WAYS

    Rosemary’s Way celebrates the remarkable Rosemary Kariuki and one of the groups of vulnerable migrant women of suburban Sydney whose lives she helps transform from isolation to connection.

    Corso 2, Zurich
    OV/d/e
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    Corso 2, Zurich OV/d/e
  • Saturday, 20.11.2021

    WIFF: AIA - ART CURATION

    The video art section highlights female artists who explore facets of what it means to be a woman.

    Corso 2, Zurich
    OV/d/e
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    Corso 2, Zurich OV/d/e
  • Saturday, 20.11.2021

    WIFF: DYING TO DIVORCE & Q&A

    This film follows the work of a Turkish domestic violence lawyer Ipek over five years as she tries to prosecute violent husbands against a backdrop of political turmoil.  It is a very very strong documentary.

    Corso 2, Zurich
    OV/d/e
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    Corso 2, Zurich OV/d/e
  • Saturday, 20.11.2021

    WIFF: AMAZONEN EINER GROSSEN STADT & OUT OF THE DARK & Q&A WITH THAÏS ODERMATT

    Follows modern days female city-warriors incl. short film "Out of the dark".

    Corso 2, Zurich
    OV/d/f
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    Corso 2, Zurich OV/d/f
  • Saturday, 20.11.2021

    WIFF: BANGLA SURF GIRLS

    In Bengladesh, girls are surfing to free themselves from social pressure and poverty.

    Corso 2, Zurich
    OV/d/e
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    Corso 2, Zurich OV/d/e
  • Saturday, 20.11.2021

    WIFF: DANCE ME TO THE END OF TIME & Q&A

    Deeply intimate film about love in the face of death.

    Corso 2, Zurich
    OV/d/e
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    Corso 2, Zurich OV/d/e
  • Sunday, 21.11.2021

    WIFF: WOMEN IN SPORT SESSION - CLIMBING IRAN & KURZFILME

    Dreams and challenges of a female iranian freeclimber incl. short films "No Place Like Home", "Intimity", "Wild is the spring" and "Wild Women".

    Corso 2, Zurich
    OV/d/e
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    Corso 2, Zurich OV/d/e
  • Sunday, 21.11.2021

    WIFF: ON THE DIVIDE

    Brings us into the lives of three Latinx people in McAllen Texas, whose different beliefs end up coming to a head at the last abortion clinic in the US/Mexico border.

    Corso 2, Zurich
    OV/d/e
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    Corso 2, Zurich OV/d/e
  • Sunday, 21.11.2021

    WIFF: HE IS MY BROTHER

    What does it mean to give up one's life to another? Peter is the brother of Christine - he is born deaf and blind - a journey into the world of care-taking and love.

    Corso 2, Zurich
    OV/d/e
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    Corso 2, Zurich OV/d/e
  • Sunday, 21.11.2021

    WIFF: WHEN THE CAMERA STOPPED ROLLING & AWARD CEREMONY

    Cinematographer Jane Castle tells the story of her trailblazing filmmaker mother, Lilias Fraser, their legacy and their challenging relationship using their deep archive of stunning imagery.

    Corso 2, Zurich
    OV/d/e
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    Corso 2, Zurich OV/d/e