Vida is a young Iranian lifeguard swimmer. Popular in her team, she is determined to fight in order to be the one to participate in an international competition in Australia. However, when Sareh, as fast and talented as her joins the team, she faces an unexpected situation and discovers the true meaning of solidarity.
Screened as part of TOAFF18
Ilhan Omar, a hijab-wearing mother of three, was a complete outsider to the political scene. In 2016, she became the first Somali Muslim woman to be elected for state office in America.
Screened as part of TOAFF19
As American forces and aid leave Afghanistan, Afghan-American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi crafts an intimate portrait of two awe-inspiring women: Nilofar, a member of parliament, and Shakila, a television journalist.
Beyond the Screen
Amnesty International is a non-governmental organisation that is campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Particular focus on:
– abolition of the death penalty
– freedom of expression
– rights of refugees and asylum seekers
– prisoners of conscience
The National Commission for Justice and Peace advises the Scottish Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in matters relating to social justice, international peace and human rights, and promotes action in these areas.