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Social Change through Women's Cinema

15.07.2015 / Created by (EMWF)

SHASHAT promotes women’s cinema as an agent of social transformation in the Palestinian society, and women as creative directors of the Palestinian popular culture. The successful practice applied the following methodology:

1. Multi-year video training for young women; 2. Mentoring them in the production process so that they can better express the stories they want to tell; 3. National media blitz campaign about the films at national level and two launches, in Ramallah and Gaza, attended by the Minister of Culture and dignitaries to promote the films and the filmmakers; 4. A touring national screening and a discussion program in universities, refugee camps, cities, villages and towns, accompanied by audience surveys, discussant reports and site evaluations after each screening; 5. Annual compilation of thousands of audience, discussant and screening site evaluations to monitor the activities; 6. Select discussions filmed and edited and broadcast on the national satellite TV for national audiences.

This practice has been identified in the framework of the CSO WINS project (Capacity-building in the Southern Mediterranean to Open policy dialogue and monitoring for Women IN Society), with the support of the European Union’s Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility.


SHASHAT Women Cinema


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Alternative Movement for Individual Freedoms M.A.L.I.
Jordanian Journalist Association
Yala Academy
Monia Braham
Fédération de la Ligue Démocratique des Droits des Femmes (FLDDF)
Morocco Volunteers
Mixité et Gouvernance en Méditerranée
Women Entrepreneurs Accelerator (WEAccelerator)
SHASHAT Women Cinema
Amadal Presse
Journalists Without Borders (JWB)
Nisreen Alami
2 RIVES TV (Lyon TV Cable)
Free Sight Association
Ntic et Citoyennete - Maurifemme
Association Generation Challenge for Development and Culture
Aix Marseille Université
The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH)
Elham Ibrahim Younis Abdelaal
International Alliance of Women (IAW)
Committee for the Follow-Up on women' s Issues (CFUWI)
University of Coimbra
Libya Women's Forum
Savera Liverpool
Womenpreneur Initiative
Centre for Women's Legal Research &Counselling and Protection
União de Mulheres Alternativa e Resposta
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT)
Tunisian National League of Policewomen
Roles for Social Change Association (ADWAR)
Isha L'Isha - Haifa Feminist Center
Hajar Foundation for Community Development
Why Me for Women’s Rights
SIDRA Association
Silvia Gagliardi

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