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Celebrating Womanhood Festival and Festival Italiano (Uganda)

05 March 2012
Celebrating Womanhood Festival and Festival Italiano (Uganda)
Date: 6 - 10 March 2012

The Italian Cooperation and Native Travel Festival present 5 days of FREE events at National Theater

Daily activities include live performances, outdoor film projections, discussions and debates, poetry sessions with Femrite, and photos exhibitions.

TUESDAY 6TH MARCH: KARAMOJA: GENDER, CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT WOMEN

4.00 p.m. - Traditional Dances from Karamoja Region with Ksda

Open Debate on women and culture with David Pulkol.

7.30 p.m. Documentary: We died a long time ago - Chris Dolan, 2009 - Changing the Lens" through which we view Karamoja region.

Live performance with Percussion Discussion Africa.

9.00 p.m. Documentary: Ekisil (Peace) - Giovanni Dall'Oglio and Salvatore Braca, 2004

WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH: STOPPING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

2.30 p.m. Open debate about domestic violence with FIDA, Police Family Protection Unit, MIFUMI

Live Music with Tshila and Bonfire Uganda

7.00 p.m. Movie: Sisters in law - Florence Ayisi and Kim Longinotto, 2005 – In India Sampat Pal founded the Pink gang, or the Gulabi Gang. Today thousand of women now fight together for the basic human rights of women in rural India.

8.45 p.m. Movie: Pink Gang - Enrico Bisi, 2010

10.00 p.m. Movie: Moolaadè - Ousmane Sembene, 2004 - When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female circumcision, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart in Burkina Faso.

THURSDAY 8TH MARCH: CELEBRATING MILESTONES FOR WOMEN’S EMANCIPATION

4.00 p.m. Live music with Jamal, Irene Ntale and Jackie Akello

UNHC’S Meddie Kagwa on women’s rights Milestones

7.00 p.m. Italian Development Cooperation Health Program: Mobiles Clinics in Karamoja

Documentary: Breaking the silent suffering - presented by UNFPA. A Documentary on Obstetric Fistula in Uganda.

8.30 p.m. Documentary: Death Road - Sarah Nsigaye, 2012

9.30 p.m. Movie: We want sex (Made in Dagenham) - Nigel Cole, 2010 - A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

FRIDAY 9TH MARCH: ITALIAN SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL COOPERATION IN UGANDA

2.30 p.m. Research experiences within a framework of collaboration Italy- Uganda with:
Makerere University, Gulu-Nap, Italian Ethnological Mission, National Museum

Live Music with Suzan Kerune

8.00 p.m. Documentary: Kampala Babel - Cecilia Pennacini, 2008. Ugandan writer Moses Isegawa takes us on a personal tour of the secret pockets of alternate religious faith found throughout Kampala and environs.

9.15 p.m. Movie: Galileo, Joseph Losey, 1975. Film version of the Bertolt Brecht play The Life of Galileo.

SATURDAY 10TH MARCH: ITALIAN CULTURE DAY

4.00 p.m. Live Music with Rachel Magoola, Stella and Giacinta

Italian Business expositions and networking

7.30 p.m. Movie: La vita è bella (Life is Beatiful)- Roberto Benigni, 1997. A Jewish man has a wonderful romance with the help of his humour, but must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi death camp.

9.15 p.m. Movie: La vita facile - Lucio Pellegrini, 2011. A successful physician goes to Africa to assist temporarily with his former fellow student Luke, volunteer in Africa.
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