As I Want + Q&A

Presented by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in partnership with Movies That Matter.
Dir: Samaher Alqadi
2021 / 78mins

In the Cinema

Treat yourself to a special cinema experience and enjoy documentaries on the big screen.

Showing from Thu 8 Dec

Price: Free To Attend - Please Register Below

After the sexual assaults that took place in Tahrir Square in Cairo in 2013, Alqadi picks up her camera as a form of protection and begins documenting the growing women’s rebellion, not knowing where the story will lead her. When Samaher becomes pregnant during filming, she starts to re-examine the constructs of her own childhood in Palestine and what it means to be a woman and a mother in the Middle East.

The award-winning documentary As I Want is an important and impressively powerful film about the fight for liberation and emancipation.

A panel conversation will follow the screening, with Professor Deniz Kandiyoti (Emeritus Professor in Development Studies, SOAS) and Karim El Hakim (Producer As I Want), to answer audience questions and discuss the film’s subject matter, gender, and human rights. There will be refreshments available after the screening and discussion, with the opportunity to continue the conversation.

Please note there are only limited tickets available: please register to receive your ticket and in case your plans change closer to the date please return your ticket.

More information about the event:
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the UK partners with Movies that Matter annually to use film to raise awareness and stir the debate on human rights, sustainability and the fight against injustice.

This year, the Embassy has partnered with Movies that Matter to screen the film As I Want in contribution to the UN’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign. This is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.
This campaign calls attention to gender-based violence and sparks a global discussion aimed at eliminating violence against women and girls.

The objectives of the 16 Day of Activism campaign fit with the priorities of the Dutch Government: ending gender-based violence, achieving gender equality, and living up to the promise to leave no one behind, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Netherlands stands up for equal rights for women and girls, all over the world. Preventing and eliminating violence against women is a priority of Dutch human rights policy.