Session 3 Activity 3

Film screening


as long as needed


Older women should know that they have rights in different areas of life; economic independence, the right to work, equal wages, legal equality, the right to vote, the right to education, the right to emancipation, the right to their body, to their social network, the right to mobility, etc.

Some women activists say that an actress who is a feminist should stop acting since all roles assigned to women consolidate the patriarchal male views of women. In the study group, screen the following films or find similar examples in your language.  Discuss in the group: Do they represent women as ‘objects’ or ‘subjects’?

Pretty Woman, 1990  

The Children Act, 2017 

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, 1975 

Materials & Resources:

Internet, laptop/computer, projector, films