Join us at T2F on Saturday 8th March for a day of story-telling, debates, readings, film, art, and music, as we celebrate the resilience and spirit of women. Men are welcome!
Film Screening: When Billy Beat Bobby [2:00 pm – 3:30 pm]
On September 20, 1973, the game of tennis changed forever. What began as a publicity stunt became a national event when Bobby Riggs, an aging tennis pro and self-proclaimed chauvinist pig, challenged women’s tennis champion Billie Jean King to a match – the ultimate Battle of the Sexes. He claimed that the female game was inferior and that a top female player could not beat him even at the age of 55. Billie Jean King, the spunky feminist who defied the traditional roles of women in sporting events, fought diligently for equal pay and respect. Her outspoken professionalism and clever tenacity inspired a nation of women as they battled for their rights.
Panel Discussion: Sex Sells! [4:00 pm to 5:00 pm]
Feminists have long raged about the fact that women are exploited by the media, advertising, and fashion industries. However, is today’s educated, liberated, aware woman still a victim of manipulation or is she in control of her choices? Join us for a session of hard talk as a group of opinionated individuals, ranging from ad agency folk and fashionistas to womens rights activists, fight it out.
WAR Stories [5:30 pm to 6:30 pm]
War Against Rape (WAR) is dedicated to building a sensitized society, free from gender-based oppression, discrimination, exploitation and violence. WAR is currently working on the rape case of an 8 year old girl. Her parents will talk about the ordeal their daughter and family had to go through in their fight for justice and social acceptance. The family’s lawyer and medico-legal examiner will provide legal and medical perspectives.
Music Video: Aseer Shahzadi [7:00 pm to 7:10 pm]
Produced by Tehrik-e-Niswan, Lyrics by Fahmida Riaz, Vocals by Tina Sani, Direction by Sheema Kermani and Anwer Jafri
One Act Play: Voh Naak Say Boltay Haen [7:15 pm to 7:50 pm]
Sheema Kermani, Asma Mundrawala, and Mahvash Faruqi will perform a dramatic reading of a one-act play by Surendra Verma.
TV Play: Shaali [8:30 pm to 9:15 pm]
Shaali, a story about child marriage, features a fourteen year old girl who is deceived into marrying an older man. She agrees to this unholy union because her child’s mind is unable to process the adult concept of marriage. The play highlights the physical and emotional abuse suffered by the girl child and hopes to awaken us to this ongoing crime and perhaps find some lasting solutions.
Feminist Readings [9:45 pm – 10:15 pm]
Poetry and prose readings by Attiya Dawood and Nuzhat Kidvai. Audience members are most welcome to join …
1 Woman in Song and 2 Men on Guitar [10:30 pm onwards]
Tp Omar, Farrukh Ahmed, and Adeel Zahid: Live and Unplugged!
On the Walls
Art and Photography by K.B. Abro, Masuma Halai, Rabeya Rima, and Ambereen Siddiqui