Team of Twenty-Something Women Take on Muslim Film Deficit

March 9, 2011

Doniphan Blair, from Cinesource, the film, video, and moving image magazine of northern California, interviews Executive Director Catinca Tabacaru about the inception of Women's Voices Now, and what to expect at the upcoming Women's Voices Now Festival.

When talking about the Women's Voices Now Festival selections, Catinca states "We achieved a very balanced take on the situation. We stayed away from extreme views. We focused on talking about women's rights without falling into the political or religious argument, which is the traditional blueprint for discussing these issues in the media. There are lot of political issues being explored in our film but only when they are directly effecting women's rights."

Team of Twenty-Something Women Take on Muslim Film Deficit

Doniphan Blair, from Cinesource, the film, video, and moving image magazine of northern California, interviews Executive Director Catinca Tabacaru about the inception of Women's Voices Now, and what to expect at the upcoming Women's Voices Now Festival.

When talking about the Women's Voices Now Festival selections, Catinca states "We achieved a very balanced take on the situation. We stayed away from extreme views. We focused on talking about women's rights without falling into the political or religious argument, which is the traditional blueprint for discussing these issues in the media. There are lot of political issues being explored in our film but only when they are directly effecting women's rights."

Writer Blair exclaims that "by couching controversial and political issues in terms of human rights and artistic expression, Women's Voices Now makes them easier to understand for both western audiences and conservative Muslim ones. It is a brilliant strategy drawing on both the filmmaker as artist and hero, a patriarchal paradigm, and the matriarchal methodology of communicating horizontally and personally with minimal dialectics and aggression. Let artists say their piece; attract others to watch; let the audience decide—good advice for creating drama and democracy as well as matriarchal revolution."

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