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Persister Shorts Program
Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Thu, May 28, 2020 - Wed, Jun 24, 2020
Available until June 24
A collection of short films by women, about women speaking up and being heard including Radia, They're Just Fish, and Villa Villekulla.
Film Info
Country Listing:UK
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Erica Beebe
Producer(s):Erica Ticknor
Jackie Bannon
Executive Producer(s):Emma Davie
Amy Hardie
Flora Gregory
Editor(s):Maggie Clark
Cinematography:Erica Ticknor
Composer:Alexandra Katerinopoulou
Sound:Gavin Mc Cabe


This short film is part of the Persister Shorts Program.

Radia, a Moroccan shepherd and farmer whose childhood circumstances prevented her from accessing an education, demonstrates how girls and women are prescribed their fates at a young age. Radia reflects on the idea of agency and how invention, determination and achievement exist independently of anyone's permission.

Persister program presented in partnership with Oxfam Canada with the participation of the Government of Canada
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