An Informative handbook has been produced with the aim of filling an important gap in the existing publications available to film professionals. For the first time ever, in Arabic and in English, a book puts together relevant information about gender equality opportunities in the audiovisual sector in the South Mediterranean, in different areas such as production, funding, exchange and networking, knowledge building and selected public initiatives. Click here for the downloadable version of the Handbook in PDF format.
A documentary has been produced to facilitate greater visibility of young and emerging female professionals, in particular their experiences and challenges to access the film industry. Based on interviews with women professionals in the audiovisual sector and produced by our project partner ESAC, “Recto/Verso” highlights the situation of women working in this sector in the southern Mediterranean. It illustrates the existing stereotypes that determine conditions of inequality and unbalance between the real capacities of women and the reality within the profession, especially in the academic and work environment.
Guidelines for the inclusion of gender issues in audiovisual curricula have been produced, responding to the need to train a new generation of female film-makers and promote education that avoids negative stereotypes about women. Education is the key for changing stereotypes, attitudes and behaviours deeply entrenched in culture. Click here for the downloadable version of the Guidelines in PDF format.
Collection of evidence
A collection of evidence based on sub-granted projects results, collection of data, information and arguments regarding the potential of the role of women in relevant positions of the SouthMed film industry, and the importance of positive and fair image of women on the screen, has been produced. This collection aims at raising awareness among the SouthMed film sector, as well as the whole society, on the importance of promoting gender equality and women’s representation in the audiovisual field in the Southern Mediterranean region. Click here for the downloadable version of the Collection of evidence in PDF format.