Private Project

Women for Justice - The Power of Solidarity.

It's an unbelievable story of success - 15 years after they have organised themselves, the Women for Justice have conquered the whole indian State Gujarat. Meanwhile, they are engaged in more than 50 women's courts. But still there is more than enough justice to be done: Forced marriages, domestic violence, over 100000 wives killed by fire in so called "household accidents" every year – in India, violence against women is still omnipresent and nearly all women, independent of class, caste or religion are affected. Police and the "normal" Justice authorities hardly give any protection or aid. That's why the Women for Justice are often the last hope for the victims of violence against women.

Film Festivals, Film Weeks, Film Series...

...OFFICIAL SELECTION Women Deliver Film Festival Vancouver 2019 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Peloponnisos International Documentary Film Festival 2017 - OFFICIAL SELECTION AM Egypt Film Festival 2017 - FINALIST Ekurhuleni International Film Festival 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Ulmer Frauenfilmtage 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Chichester International Film Festival 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Heroines 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION China Women's Film Festival 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION 16 Tage Gegen Gewalt 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION GRÜNES KINO 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION HEROINES 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION KRITISCHES KINO 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Kolkata International Film Festival 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Restoring Connection Film Fest 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION World Festival of Emerging Cinema 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION African Bamba Human Rights Film Festival 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Auroville Film Festival 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION CinéWomen Biennial 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Salon der Nachhaltigkeit 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION GRÜNES KINO 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Color International Film Festival of India 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Hernalser Filmwochen 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION 16 Tage Gegen Gewalt 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION International Crime and Punishment Film Festival 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION MEDIMED Nomads of Documentary 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Lokale Agenda 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION All Lights India International Film Festival 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION ÜberZeugen Filmfestival 2014 - OFFICIAL SELECTION "Stichwort: Frau" 2016 - QFFICIAL SELECTION Esslinger Frauenwochen 2014 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Interkulturelle Woche Bad Oldesloe 2014...

"Heartfelt thanks for your film which touched me very much."
Peter Lilienthal, Price Winner of the Berlinale’s Golden Bear and of the German Film Award

"With the intimate feel of a documentary and the audacious storytelling of a Werner Herzog's film, Women for Justice delivers a complex and nuanced take on an issue of international importance: Violence against Women."
CinéWomen

"A wonderful and encouraging example for women‘s initiatives against violence."
Yakin Ertürk, Former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women

"Finally good news about India!"
Ujjwal Bhattacharya, Deutsche Welle (German Broadcasting Company)

Runtime: 53 Minutes, Ratio: 16:9, HD, Germany 2014, Directors: Sybille Fezer and Daniel Burkholz, Camera: Daniel Burkholz, Interviews: Sybille Fezer, Sound: Daniel Burkholz, Editor: Jan-Malte Enning, Postproducer: Jan-Malte Enning, www.roadside-dokumentarfilm.de

  • Daniel Burkholz, Sybille Fezer
    Director
    NO PASARAN, Women for Justice, Half a Million Public Enemies
  • Sybille Fezer, Daniel Burkholz
    Writer
    NO PASARAN, Women for Justice, Half a Million Public Enemies
  • Daniel Burkholz
    Producer
    NO PASARAN, Women for Justice, Half a Million Public Enemies, Brigadistas
  • Nimisha Desai, Rukmani Ambharose Agarwal, Savita Baria, Jaishree Jaiswal, Rehana Ansari
    Key Cast
  • Daniel Burkholz
    camera
    NO PASARAN, Women for Justice, Half a Million Public Enemies, Brigadistas
  • Jan-Malte Enning
    Editor
    NO PASARAN, Women for Justice, Half a Million Public Enemies
  • Jan-Malte Enning
    Postproduction
    NO PASARAN, Women for Justice, Half a Million Public Enemies
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Human Rights, Roadmovie, Direct Cinema
  • Runtime:
    53 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 17, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Film Language:
    English, Gujarati, Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Heroines 2016
    Munich
    Germany
    September 21, 2016
Distributor Information
  • Roadside Dokumentarfilm
Director Biography - Daniel Burkholz, Sybille Fezer

Sybille Fezer was first working some years as a journalist before heading to Sao Paulo/Brasil, where she was doing community development and human rights work for more than 7 years. After returning to Germany, she studied social education, conflict management and peace rearch. She is executive member of the board at the women's and human rights organization medica mondiale which was awarded with the Alternative Nobel Prize (Right Livelihood Award). Her work on all continents led the conflict researcher and passionate fighter for women's and human rights to become a filmmaker also.

Daniel Burkholz is an award winning filmmaker. He first worked as journalist for newspaper and radio, as editor of a scientific magazine and also as photographer. Later, he worked in the fields of environment protection, education, human and civil rights. After an intermezzo as divemaster he studied the culture of the Sinai nomads, the Nomads of the Great Thar desert, and the Queensland Aborigines. In 2005, he founded his company Roadside Courageous Docs. His films are shown by non-governmental-organisations, civil society foundations, political activists and political parties in numerous countries. The Roadside docs have already been officialy selected for more than 70 festivals around the world.

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Director Statement

The "Women for Justice" are a great example for the power of women. It was a honour for me to be with them.“
Sybille C. Fezer