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Miller, Barbara
#FEMALE PLEASURE accompanies five extraordinary women around the globe who are fighting to smash patriarchal attitudes and reclaim female sexuality. The film introduces us to author Deborah Feldman from Brooklyn’s Hasidic community, sex educator Vitika Yadav in India, manga artist Rokudenashiko in Japan, Somali activist Leyla Hussein, and former nun Doris Wagner in Europe, courageous women who are all struggling to end the harmful cultural practices like genital mutilation and the shaming of the female orgasm that lie at the root of rape culture and patriarchy. Not only highlighting the issues that have contributed to the sexual marginalization of women, the film also calls these atrocities, embedded within cultural and religious norms, by their actual names: rape, assault, child trafficking, abuse. We witness these female activists who were taught to be silent confronting the very entities that have oppressed them. Official Selection at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.


Women Make Movies, 2018.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2020.

Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.

Deborah Feldman, Doris Wagner, Leyla Hussein, Rokudenashiko, Vitika Yadav

Originally produced by Women Make Movies in 2018.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English, German, Japanese

Miller, Barbara, film director.; Feldman, Deborah, actor.; Wagner, Doris, actor.; Hussein, Leyla, actor.; , Rokudenashiko, actor.; Yadav, Vitika, actor.

Women Make Movies (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst
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