Thursday | 26.5 | 21:15 | Cinematheque 1

Special screening with live Narration

Terra Femme is a rare collection of beautiful travelogues that tell the stories of the 20th century’s first female travelers. Director Courtney Stephens, who collected personal video travelogues, random documentary footage and rare amateur films filmed by women from 1920 to 1950, will attend the screening and provide live commentary during the film, just like they used to in the old days.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Courtney Stephens hosted by video artist Sharon Balaban, Head of the Video Unit at the Department of Screen-based Arts of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.

The event is held in collaboration with the Department of Screen-based Arts, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

About the film

Terra Femme

Early 20th century female travelers had no desire to conquer, just to learn. Seen through their eyes—and through the amateur films they made—the world looks different. This collection of rare travelogues and documentary footage invites the viewers on a historical and emotional journey through these women’s worlds.