Films On Demand in January

Films on demand in January

Experience the journey of Marzia, a violinist with the first Afghan all-female orchestra, Zohra, depicting desires, dreams and preparation for their performance tour in Slovakia. Follow the story of a Miao ethnic Christian choir discovered by a propaganda official that becomes a national sensation and all the villagers that must reconcile their faith, identity and love with the real world of China. Catch Hasna El Becharia, pioneer Gnawa artist, empowering and inspiring women of all ages by reclaiming a musical tradition reserved for men for centuries in The Desert Rocker. Join two musicians born in Colombia and based in Helsinki, Finland, Natalia and Sergio Castrillón, as they describe through poetry and music the meaning of their strong bond that comes from sharing the same mother's womb and making music together with harp and cello in Esta vida y la otra (This Life and the Other).

Orchestra from the Land of Silence (Slovakia)
Singing in the Wilderness (China)
The Desert Rocker (Canada)
This Life and the Other (Colombia)

Starting today, Friday, 20 January, until Sunday, 29 January 2023, all virtualWOMEX members will be able to stream the selected films

If you have an active virtualWOMEX membership or were registered for WOMEX 22 Lisbon then you can use the same login details to access the Films Library online. You can renew your annual virtualWOMEX membership or get a new one for 79 EUR.

To watch the films online, follow these three easy steps:

Step 1: On our Digital programme page, select the film(s) you would like to watch.
Step 2: On the left side of the event page you will find the film plus trailer.
Step 3: Log into your virtualWOMEX account to watch the full film.

Get behind-the-scenes details from from the directors of the aforementioned films, as well as other features from our selection, in our interview series available on the WOMEX Blog. You can also connect with the filmmakers through your account!

article posted by:Gideon Elfgen, Piranha Arts