Women are on the frontlines in the fight for global justice.
Join Trócaire to watch two short documentaries about their brave struggle followed by a discussion with documentary maker Emmet Sheerin.
Sumud: Everyday Resistance examines life under Israeli military occupation in the West Bank through the stories of Palestinian women. The documentary takes its title from the Palestinian concept ‘sumud’ (literally translated as ‘steadfastness’), which speaks to the Palestinians’ steadfast commitment to their homeland, and their determination to vindicate their rights.
Women in their Place: is a short documentary about women in Honduras who are defending their communities and environment from abuse by big business. In doing so they face criminalisation, assault and even murder. Their courage is not just an act of defiance against corporate greed; it is an act of defiance against the very system that tries to keep women in their place.