NETPAC’s Global Celebration of International Women’s Day

System Administrator Thursday March 19, 2020

From London to Kazakhstan, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Australia and Hawaii, and a few other stops inbetween, NETPAC marked International Women’s Day with a screening of the Iranian debut feature Orange Days by Arash Lahooti.

Orange Days, still
Orange Days, still


The film stars Hadieh Tehrani as a farm contractor competing against unfair odds with male competitors to lead her crew of female workers to harvest northern Iran's largest orange orchard. Ali Mosaffa plays her husband. An empowering story of self-sacrifice, it was a very appropriate choice, made possible by board member Mohammad Atebbai.




International Women's Day

We are pleased to bring to you, for the second year, our International Women’s Day screening!

Free online screening | 8th March

IWD theme this year is #ChooseToChallenge. A challenged world is an alert world. From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge - Ubolsyn herself completely embraces the theme!

This year we invite you to a special free online screening of ULBOLSYN from director Adilkhan Yerzhanov. Our sincere thanks to the producers, Guillaume de Seille and Olga Khlasheva, for their generosity and their efforts in facilitating the screening.

Ulbolsyn Source Poffdotee

The film tells the story of a girl named Ulbolsyn (Kazakh for ‘let there be a son’) whose little sister Azhar is kidnapped by the regional mayor’s brother Urgen for marital purposes and taken away to his village. Ulbolsyn wants her sister to be free and to enter her into a foreign university so that she can pursue a future career. As soon as she learns about the incident, Ulbolsyn decides to fight for her sister and face down the patriarchal world of the people living in the Karatas village.

The film is the recipient of the NETPAC Award in Tallinn Black Nights and TRT award in CineLink Sarajevo WIP 2020

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