Screening of THE EUROPEAN GRANDMA PROJECT at Vox Feminae Festival

We are very glad to announce that we were selected by VoxFeminae Festival in Zagreb.

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Vox Feminae Festival is an international festival held annually, since 2007, in Zagreb, Croatia.
The Festival was founded with the aim of promoting and increasing the visibility of women’s artistic achievements through the international competition film program, exhibitions and performances as well as workshops and educational content.

THE EUROPEAN GRANDMA PROJECT will be screened on Sunday, 7th of October at 18:00 in Zagreb, in Trešnjevka Cultural Center – CeKaTe, (address: Park Stara Trešnjevka 1, Zagreb).

Introducing Grandma Ruhama from Israel

Ruhama

Hadas Neuman from Israel introduces her grandmother Ruhama:

When my grandmother is asked how old she is, she answers she’s 49 years old but then explains, “In Hebrew you read from right to left, consider that and you’ll know my age.”

Born in 1922, my grandmother settled in Beer Sheva, in southern Israel, where she still lives today. To this day, whenever she goes out for a walk, people stop and greet her with an enthusiastic hello, sometimes exclaiming, “You were my teacher!”, my grandmother smiles back, feeling pride that she still remembers their family names.
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Muzaffer

Watch grandma Muzaffer from Turkey telling to her granddaughter Berke about a happy childhood in the village, her education, about love, who brought the water for the flowers and who the drinking water. She tells also about the trust of people in each other and about the friendly community of Turks and Kurds.

Video and Subs by Berke Soyuer

Amma Dísa

Hjördís Kristjánsdóttir was born in Northern Iceland on 28th of February in 1930. She was raised up on the farm Bjarnarstaðir in the rural valley of Bárðardalur, close to the highlands. At the age of 23 she moved to Reykjavik to study handcraft and teaching, a rather bold move for a country girl at the time, especially when thinking of the conservative environment she was raised up on the farm.

In the teaser Hjördís offers us a glimpse into her everyday life in retirement home, tells about the occupation of Iceland in 1940 and the lucky circumstances that led her to higher education.

Video: Anna Sæunn Olafsdottir