Learning feminism from Rwanda
FFT Juta Dauer: 75 min // Sprachen: Englisch mit deutschen und französichen Übertiteln19€/11€ erm.
Rwanda has long since achieved what women in Europe are still struggling for: 61% of their members of parliament are female. The East African country has made gender equity the basis of its politics after the 1994 genocide. In Germany, however, parity is still far off, and while gender equalisation has been fixed in the constitution since 1949, only 31% of the Bundestag members are women.
On the stage, a Rwandan drum is the key to power. In bygone times, it was only played for the king. Now, the performers* play for the queen. For Merkel. For parity. With inflammatory speeches, statistics, dirges and protest choreographies, they perform for poor Europe that struggles for meagre quotas, while female Rwandan pilots fly blood bottles around the country by drone and digital data rushes to the smartphones of female delegates.
LEARNING FEMINISM FROM RWANDA views the women’s quota as a political instrument and the change in culture and mindset it brings about. Six performers follow the trail of Rwandan fast-track feminism through gleaming statistics and glass ceilings right to a glimpse behind the backdrops of home and stove. What lesson could Europe learn from Rwanda?
Due to the ongoing pandemic, two performers* will make their appearances live while three others will participate by video.