MAATHAI


Dancers: Agnieszka Fertala, Paulina Jaksim, Lukas Lepold, Katarzyna Kulminska, Josefine Patzelt, Zbigniew Kocieba

Music: PlasterSound

Production: Polish Dance Theatre Atelier – Young creators platform.

Premiere: Poznan, Poland – 2013

Duration: 30 min.


Wangari Maathai, the first African woman who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 said: “Imagine that you are trapped in a body that does not leave you free to make your own choices. How would you feel? What would you think? ”

The work intertwines three stories of women oppression.

The book `Rice mother` by the Malaysian writer Rania Manicka, which talks about life in a caste society,

The documentary `women of Islam` which speaks about the fate of women in Islamic countries who can’t choose the job they want because religion or current policies do not allow them to do so.

And the interview and real story of a girl from South Africa who was forced into prostitution and infected with HIV.

Publications:

http://www.bah.poznan.pl/maathai/



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