The Vienna Tribunal

A film by Gerry Rogers

Canada | 1994 | 48 minutes | Color | DVD | Order No. 99289

SYNOPSIS

Highlights of moving personal testimonies at the Global Tribunal on Violations of Women's Rights-held in conjunction with U.N. World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna in 1993-reveal why women's rights need to be seen as human rights. Made in conjunction with the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University, THE VIENNA TRIBUNAL is not simply a film documenting events of the past, but a thought-provoking analysis of the abuses women suffer all over the world.

PRESS

"A tragic testimony to the situation of women in the world, but it is also hopeful: finally women are coming together to speak for themselves, determined to change their destinies and improve the condition of half of the human race."

Isabel Allende Author

SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS

  • National Educational Film and Video Festival, Bronze Apple
  • US International Film and Video Festival, Certificate for Creative Excellence
  • Houston International Film Festival, WorldFest Finalist
  • World Film Festival, Montreal

ABOUT FILMMAKER(S)

Gerry Rogers

Gerry Rogers began her film career in 1982 at the National Film Board's Studio D in Montreal. In 1992 she returned to her native Newfoundland and founded Augusta Productions. Among the many films she has produced include the internationally award-winning TO A SAFER PLACE. Her directorial credits include the NFB/CBC co-production AFTER THE MONTREAL MASSACRE, the internationally award winning VIENNA TRIBUNAL, and KATHLEEN SHANNON: ON FILM, FEMINISM, AND OTHER DREAMS.

Gerry's latest film, MY LEFT BREAST, is an intimate and starkly honest portrayal of her struggle with breast cancer, from post mastectomy, through chemotherapy and radiation. Filmed mostly by her partner Peggy and herself, through tears, humour and courage she opens her body, heart and soul to the camera.

Gerry was elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly in 2011. (8/12)

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