Docs in Exile: WORKING GIRLS

Six films certainly can’t make up for all the centuries women have had to deal with inequality in the workplace. However, the Working Girls Tribute brings a ray of hope that can only signal a gradual shifting of the landscape.

Whether it’s a team of courageous female medics running an illegal underground hospital in Syria (“The Cave”) or three eccentric sisters refusing to give up their antiquarian bookstore in the heart of New York to the drooling developers (“The Booksellers”), the women in this Tribute certainly know how to stand their ground in a man’s world.

In some cases the tables seem to have turned altogether, like in “The Vibrant Village” where an entire community is relying on the women – specializing in assembling instruments of pleasure – to prop up the entire local economy. The only thing the men can do, is drink in their honor!

Scroll down for the list of films.

Click here for more information on the full festival lineup.

The Docs in Exile Film Festival is hosted on the Thessaloniki International Film Festival online screening platform:

The platform will be open for viewing on Thursday, December 10th, at 10am. All films will be available until December 14th. Screenings are free of charge and Greek subtitles are available. All you need to do is complete a quick & easy sign up process.

Details on how to use the screening platform are available HERE.




The Working Girls showcase is implemented by the Operational Program “Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning” and its co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund) and Greek National Funds.



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