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The Divine Order (2017)

Because Gender

Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:00PM
Browning Cinema

Directed by Petra Volple
With Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig
Not Rated, 96 minutes, DCP
In German with English subtitles

While a representative democracy at the beginning of the 1970s, Switzerland had a shadow of its elections: Women were still not allowed to vote. Amid that in 1971, we follow Nora, a young housewife and mother who lives with her husband and their two sons in a peaceful little village. There in the Swiss countryside, little or nothing is felt of the huge social upheavals that the political movement of May 1968 caused. Nora's life, too, has been unaffected; she is a retiring, quiet person, well liked by everyone—until she begins to campaign publicly and pugnaciously for women's right to vote, an issue that will be put before solely Swiss male voters on February 7th, 1971.

Panel discussion to follow screening.

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