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Film Series: »Weltsichten / World Views« continues! Start with »Chicks on Boards« on 19th September at the Kino im U

Understanding, tolerance, openness and coming into contact with people of different nationalities and origins are the motifs for the programme World Views. Once a month on Sunday afternoons in the cinema in the Dortmunder U  – and now also at the Odeon cinema Cologne – , we show films from all over the world that open up our eyes to other cultures and promote dialogue and mutual acceptance across the boundaries of language, culture and religion. Free entrance.

Here you can find the programme information for the series until December 2021. It starts on 19th September with the documentary Chicks on Boards.

19th September 2021 • 3:00 pm • Kino im U • Dortmund
24th September 2021 • 4:00 pm • Odeon • Cologne
Chicks on Boards
DE / FR 2018 • Director: Dörthe Eickelberg • Documentary • 90′ • English, French, Arabic original version with English subtitles • Recommended for age 12 or older
Admission is free.

A colourful cinematic journey with a positive message: Where there’s a will, there’s a wave! In some cultures, surfers are ostracised, condemned or ridiculed. Why? Because these surfers are women. Aneesha wants to become a professional surfer but is disowned by her family in India as a result. Saba will soon ride her last wave in Gaza, because she is about to be married; then her husband will decide what she can and can’t do. Suthu is the only black woman in the water and in love with another woman – a risky combination in South Africa. In England, Gwyn was always the first in the water, and she’s still surfing at the grand old age of 72.

After the film, there will be an interview with the director, Dörthe Eickelberg.


Women with and without migration backgrounds, women who have experienced displacement, their families, and everyone who is interested in different cultures are invited to attend our Film Series: World Views.

Film Series: World Views is a cinema series of the Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund | Köln e. V. and partners of the project Company Mentoring for Dignified Women (PerMenti): Dortmunder Forum Frau und Wirtschaft e. V., Equal Opportunities Office of the City of Dortmund