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Screening of #Female Pleasure and Discussion on Women's Rights
Screening of #Female Pleasure and Discussion on Women's Rights
Celebration of International Women’s Day

Documentary Screening:

#Female Pleasure
Switzerland/ Germany | 2018 | 97 min | Dir. Barbara Miller | In German, English, French & Japanese with English subtitles

#Female Pleasure portrays five courageous, smart and self-determined women, breaking the silence imposed by their archaic-patriarch societies and religious communities. With incredible strength and positive energy, they are fighting for sexual liberation and autonomy for women, beyond religious rules and cultural barriers. But their victory comes at a high price: they all have experienced public defamation, threats and prosecutions, have been excommunicated by the society they grew up in and even received death threats by religious leaders and fanatics. The documentary also shows the universal mechanisms at work that determine the position of women until today, spanning cultures, religions and continents: from Japan and India and the Somali muslim diaspora to the Hasidic community in Brooklyn and the Catholic clergy in Europe. All protagonists have come to the same conclusion: the female body is subjected to male lust and first and foremost meant for procreation, without any regard for female sexual pleasure and autonomy. They decided to speak up and are the ultimate example on how courage, strength and zest for life can indeed alter societal structures.

Post-screening Discussion


Prof. Petula S.Y. Ho (Professor, Department of Social Work and Administration, HKU)
Ms. Anne Misselwitz (Cinematographer of #Female Pleasure)
Prof. Mette Hjort (Chair Professor in Humanities, Dean of Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University)
Ms. Rachel Cartland (Board Member, The Women’s Foundation)
Dr. Travis Kong (Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, HKU)

Special Guest: DJ Gia

Date: 8/3 (Fri)
Time: 18:15 – 21:30 (Reception and DJ follows)
Venue: Studio 303, 3/F, CYM Cultural Centre, HKU
Language: English
Besides, please find details of the EU & HKU Short Video Competition: Women and Society on
Submission deadline: 22/2 (Fri)

HKU Around the World
European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao
Women's Studies Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong
Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity, The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Documentary Initiative

Online registration starts at 10:00 on 18/1 (Fri):
For HKU students and staff –
For alumni and public –


Date Time Venue
08 Mar 2019 18:15 - 21:30 Studio 303, CYM Cultural Centre