In honor of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Zonta Club of Saarlouis, Germany, District 28, made a visible statement.
The first part of the program was a poetry slam performance with self-penned texts from Andrea Maria. Poetry Slam means hands-on literature: an irresistible mix between public reading and performance.
The second part of the evening was a film event with a screening of the German film, Kriegerin. Before the movie started Zontians marked a signal in front of the screen to say no against violence.
Kriegerin is a forcible directorial debut from Berlin-born film graduate David Wnendt. The theme is uncomfortable – the subculture of East-German neo-Nazism, focusing on two female protagonists. Kriegerin is set in a provincial East-German town, where right-wing radicalism and testosterone-fueled violence is the norm.
To enter the event, Zontians requested donations toward a women’s shelter.