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Niš feminist organizations’ activists have been diligent in setting up another FemiNiš - Festival of women’s activism and art. This year festival events will be held in several city locations between September 20th and 25thFor Niš visitors and guests from the southSerbia and the region, we did our best to offer a full and current program that will present novelties from an ever active feminist scene. Moreover, we want to show a rich feminist theory and valuable women activism in this region.

Festival’s visitors and guests can expect an abundant cultural and art content such as exhibition of contemporary artists, book promotions and blogs by female authors, and several documentary and feature length movies dealing with women and their issues in a modern world, all by women authors. In addition, in the course of discussions and workshops we will have an opportunity to exchange ideas about the effects of women struggle and support mechanism we offer and receive within the feminist community.

posterzasajt2Organizers will have the opportunity to offer accommodation and travel expenses to a limited number of festival guests from Serbia. Having in mind that our funds are limited we kindly ask all interested to apply not later than September 10th and send the filled application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Application form can be downloaded here.

Festival of women’s activism and art – FemiNiš 2012 is organized by Women’s Space and Center for Girls groups and supported in solidarity by Swedish peace and gender equality promotion foundation Kvinna till Kvinna, Reconstruction – Women’s Fund and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung forSE Europe..

Friends of the festival include local institutions and organizations: Public Museum, Niš; Student Cultural Centre, Niš Cultural Centre, Media Center Niš, Public Library Stevan Sremac and Society for children and youth development – Open Club.

PROGRAM FemiNiš 2012

Thursday, September 20th 

  • 18.30h FEMINIŠ 2012 Gala Opening – Equality Commissioner and founder of first feminist groups in Niš Nevene Petrušić – Public Museum Niš, Synagogue Gallery
  • 19.00h  IDENTITY Exibition Opening – Maja Marković, Art Historian; Artists: Jelena Jelača, Ana Janković, Sanja Latinović, Helena Janečić, Sandra Dukić i Jelena Miletić - Public Museum Niš, Synagogue Gallery

Friday, September 21st

  • 12.00h – 15.00h, Workshops: CREATIVITY AWAKENING – Glass painting and dream guardian creation – workshop facilitator Violeta Stojadinović Zinovijev; DANCE WORKSHOP Movement about movement – workshop facilitators Dubravka Subotić i Nataša Milojević – DDT Creative movement center
  • 16.00h – 17.30h, PRIDE Discussion: "AWAY FROM PATRIARCHY – rethinking a women’s place when introducing sexual orientation within the mainstream"
  • 18.00h – 20.00h, WOMEN FILM I – Documentary  „The World according to Monsanto", directed by Marie-Monique Robin (2008) – Student Cultural Center
  • 20.30h – 21.30h, Play GOOD BODY by Eve Ensler directed by Biljana Radenković performed by Centre for Girls activists: Violeta Stojadinović Zinovijev, Vesna Đorđević and Tatjana Nikolić – Movie Theatre Kupina, upper hall

Saturday, September 22nd

  • 12.00h – 15.00h, Workshops: STENCILS - Street Art Basics – workshop facilitator Anđela Mujčić; 5 ELEMENTS – United energy where path and body are ONE – workshop facilitators Sandra Ljubinković and Izabela Rašković
  • 16.00h – 20.00h, PENWOMANSHIP  - ***Solidarity or likes: Feminist Diary about feminism and the left in Serbia(1978 – 2007) – Gordana Stojaković (Žindok, 2011); ***Stone Butch Blues– Leslie Feinberg (Queer Beograd, 2011); ***Out of Kitchen  – blog Ana Jovanović (izvankuhinje.blogspot.com); ***Usernameka –blog Jelena Savić (usernameka.wordpress.com) - Student Cultural Center
  • 20.00h – 22.00h, WOMEN FILM II – Documentary  „!Women Art Revolution", directed by Lynn Hershman-Leeson Lison (2010) - Student Cultural Center
  • 21.30h – 02.00h, Party / DJ Set  Jana (Candy Darling), Dina (Ilegalne emocije), Oh babyw

Sunday, September 23rd

  • 12.00h – 15.00h, OUTING in NATURE

Monday, September 24th

  • 18.00 – 21.00h, FEMINIST APPROACH TO VEGETARIANISM – workshop facilitator Ana Zorbić

Tuesday, September 25th

  • 18.00h – 21.00h WOMEN FILM III -  ***Lecture „Andrea Arnold and patriarchy criticism in a contemporary women film" – Ivana Kronja;  ***Feature length movie „Fish Tank", written and directed by Andrea Arnold (2009)

 

FemiNiš 2012 pdf version program can be downloaded here.

***Entrance to all Feminiš events with precisely given time and place is free. For other events, such as workshops and discussions participants need to apply through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and in short give their motivation. Please provide contact information when applying so that organizers can inform you about the details in time.

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