- Year: 2016
- Duration: 85 minutes
- Country: Spain
- Language: Spanish with English Subtitle
Film Director(s)Pau Faus
Synopsis: Spain was one of the countries hardest hit by the 2008 economic crisis. Barcelona-based civil activist Ada Colau tried to organise help for people unable to pay their mortgages and losing their homes. This sensitive film captures the rebirth of an invincible activist into a woman who intends to honourably, with élan and good sense, take her civic platform into politics and be better than it. After her historic victory in July 2015, Ada led Barcelona City Hall. The documentary traces the 10 months from the time she announced her candidacy, through difficult negotiations and media appearances, to the tense election and her first day in office. The film includes personal footage from the video diary in which Ada often does battle with herself.
Freedom Talk: Women in Malaysian Politics
Malaysian politics remains pretty much dominated by men on different sides of the political divides today despite a progressive involvement of women in the political arena. The cabinet consists of only 9% women, the Parliament only 11%, Barisan Nasional’s (BN) Supreme Council only 5% and in Pakatan Harapan’s Presidential Council only 8%. What unique challenges do Malaysian women politicians face in this constraint arena? Is it actually a “Men’s club” or has this changed or progressed over the years? Listen to what some of our women politicians have to say about being minority players in a men-dominated political playing field.
- Date: 2 September 2017
- Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm
- Session: 2