Zonta Club of Saarlouis hosts poetry slam and film screening to kick off 16 Days of Activism

Zonta Club of Saarlouis Poetry Slam

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.

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