Documentary film. 55 minutes. Slovenia, 2016.
Ana Čigon, Saša Spačal and Ida Hiršenfelder.
A flow of enthusiast women in professions overflown by man.
Eight women working in the broad spectrum of scientific professions from artificial intelligence to programming and aviation, talk about the conditions in which they became interested in technical professions, the obstacles they confronted, and how they dealt with them.
In most technical occupations, women are still very poorly represented. However, those who have entered these fields of work despite the odds, usually show a very positive attitude towards their work, a pleasure in self-fulfillment through work, and professionalism in the occupation. The film reveals covert discrimination against women, which still prevents them from equally access to certain social spheres. The film also presented social circumstances that influence the decisions of individuals in the choice of their professions and how decisions are determined by gender.
The film presents: Alja Berčič Ivanuš, female airline captain, Adria Airways [co-pilot at the time of filming]; Alja Isaković, co-founder of CodeCatz; KaktusKaktus, sound engineer, Radio Študent; Dr. Dunja Mladenić, head of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Jozef Stefan Institute; Maja Smrekar, intermedia artist; Dr. Dragica Turnšek, micropalaeontologist; Dr. Mateja Verlič, project manager during the day, programmer at night; Larisa Vrhunc, Academic composition specialist, Faculty of Arts.
List of screenings
22nd City of Women Festival, Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, Slovenia, 12 October 2016
RTV Slovenia – National Television Station, Documentary Films – Cultural and Artistic Programme, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 7 March 2017
Interdisciplinary Laboratory GT22 – Intimate Cinema, Maribor, Slovenia, 8 March 2017
5th Deuje Babe Festival, Film Theatre Idrija, Slovenia, 8 March 2017
10th Festival of Hocus Pocus, Pionirski dom, Ljubljana, 16 March 2017
Cultural Bazaar, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, 30 March 2017