This is a short version of Systerskapets år with English subtitles.
A video documentary about the feminist movement in Stockholm. During the last few years a broad feminist movement has started to develop in Sweden. It is well accepted and plays a prominent role in the public debate. However, it is often documented by commercial media and viewed through the male camera lens. From earlier feminist movements, such as the one sprung up in the 70s, there is hardly any documentation available today.We wanted to preserve our movement, also referred to as the ‘third wave feminism’ for generations to come. That is why we decided to film feminist demonstrations, debates, art, parties, direct actions, as well as interview various feminists.
We filmed numerous events in Stockholm during a one-year period, from August 2003 to July 2004. The complete film is more than nine hours long and consists of around sixty shorter films. The project is an archive, a pool of knowledge, and a historical document of this particular era. The idea is to write women’s history from our own perspective, to focus on women’s knowledge and to spread this knowledge, and to show the positive power within the women’s struggle.We call the project A Year of Sisterhood since we believe that sisterhood and solidarity among women is the best strategy to reach equality between the sexes.
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