The Digital Film Factory has proven as a solid platform for the expansion of programs and partnerships. In March we are joined by the Embassies of France and Switzerland to celebrate the week of Francophonie in Prizren.

With the desire to support Kosovo in its cultural dynamism, and why not with the intention to welcome in the future one of the editions of the European Capital of Culture the Embassy of France in dialogue with all its Kosovar, French or cultural partners francophones in general, has developed the concept [ATMOSPHERES…] crossroads: the Kosovar francophone capital. DokuKino will be hosting a film program from 15 to 19 March.

Within the week of Francophonie on March 17, a debate on migration and trauma will take place after the screening of the film ‘Wake up on Mars’ by Swiss Kosovar filmmaker Dea Gjinovci. She will join a post-screening panel to discuss her filming process and the sensibility that is needed when telling a complex story.

What started as one single-day protest in 1908 in New York City when thousands of women united and marched for better labor laws, conditions, and the right to vote, it had to wait for formal recognition by the United Nations until 1975. To mark this month DokuFest apart from its regular program in the week 8-11 March, will also extend the collaborative program in partnership with the United Nations Development Program in marking the International Women’s Day and the Commission on the Status of Women 66.

With the slogan ‘Gender equality today for sustainable tomorrow’ we extended our partnership to The Why Foundation from Denmark which supports sustainable development by securing free access to reliable information for millions of people around the world. On March 8 we bring a story of a group of women dressed defiantly in PINK SARIS, railing against India’s patriarchal caste system.

Two days later on the International Day of Women Judges, our Digital Film Factory brings a story of Kholoud Al-Faqih, who became the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s Shari’a (Islamic law) courts and her brave journey as a lawyer as well as her tireless fight for justice for women.

On the first day of Spring, 21 March we are inviting everyone to join us in raising awareness and celebrating diversity by wearing your wildest, most colorful, mismatched socks! We will be live-streaming a DokuFest film ‘Moonchild’ on https://dokufest.com/ to mark World Down Syndrome Day in three different intervals.

The full program of films to be presented in the cinema and online can be accessed here: Fabrika e Filmit Mars