Based in Amsterdam, Pisswife’s activism wishes to speak to people all over the world while still remaining in touch with our roots in the Netherlands. This is why every month, we’ll present to you an agenda of interesting readings, protests, lectures or exhibitions in this country that pisswife will attend or that could be of interest to our readers. This month, these are our suggestions:

April 10th – Feminist Film Screening: Lipstick Under My Burkha

We have already pointed out the Feminist Film Screening at the Vondelbunker in the February agenda but this month they are back with another great film namely Lipstick Under My Burkha. The film, set in small town India, tells the story of four women of all ages ‘in search of a little freedom’. And again, there will be room for discussion afterwards! The entrance is also still free and is wheelchair accessible.
Vondelbunker, Vondelpark 8a
Walk-in: 19:15, Lipstick Under My Burkha: 19:45 – 21:45, Discussion: 22:00 – 22:30
Free entrance

April 10th – De Schoonheidssalon: #metoo – 3 generaties feministen in gesprek (DUTCH)

If you don’t really feel like watching a movie this particular Tuesday night, we have another option for you! According to the organisation there hasn’t always been the greatest sense of solidarity between different generations in the recent disrupting #metoo debate. This is why De Bovengrondse and Rode Hoed have staged a discussion between three feminists from different generations: Justine van Beek, Aynouk Tan and Marja Pruis. The goal is to again find a common ground and further work on the project of an intergenerational feminism.
Rode hoed, Keizersgracht 102
Regular entrance fee: €7,50
Student entrance fee: €6,00

April 11th – Over the Shoulder: A photo exposition on street harassment

As a part of the 2018 International Anti-Street Harassment Week Hollaback! Nederland has organized a night of ‘art, performance and drinks’! Chlóë Matanja photography will be displayed and there will be performances by the spoken word artist Roziena Salihu and Cissy, with the goal to start a conversation on street harassment and how we can take action against it.
Volta, Houtmankade 336
19:00 – 21:00
Free entrance

April 14th – Hoge kunst, lage woorden – seksisme en racisme in opera (DUTCH)

De Balie is staging an event in which opera directors, performers and experts such as Lotte de Beer, Michael Wilmering and Anthony Heidweiller will discuss the future of opera, especially focussing on how opera can become more intersectional and ways to adapt racist and sexist aspects of certain classic operas such as Mozart’s Zauberflöte. What is especially interesting about this event is that they will not discuss whether these problematic instances should be changed but specifically how it can be changed. All this talking is also not without effect since the ideas and possibilities raised during this discussion will be applied to a Zauberflöte 2.0, so to speak. This adapted version of Mozart’s classic will then be performed by Nieuw Nederlands Opera Front the 21st and 22th of April at Compagnietheater Amsterdam.
De Balie, Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10
20:00 – 22:30
Regular entrance fee: €12,50
Student entrance fee: €10
Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50
Sat: 20:30 Sun: 13:00
Regular entrance fee: €10
Student entrance fee: €7,50

April 20th – Dipsaus x DNL presenteren: Afua Hirsch

Friday the 20th april, Mariam El Maslouhi, Ebissé Rouw en Anousha Nzume from the Dipsaus podcast will invite Afua Hirsch to De Nieuwe Liefde, to discuss her book Brit(ish): on race, identity and belonging. With topics of discussion such as what it is like for a woman of color to navigate and survive in the predominantly white world of media, the evening is bound to be interesting, as well as empowering.
De Nieuwe Liefde, Da Costakade 102
20:00 – 22:00
Regular entrance fee: €12,50
Student entrance fee: €10

April 25th – Over The Rainbow: All About My Mother (1999)

Another great film screening! As a part of their ‘Over The Rainbow’ project which attempts to challenge the heteronormative lense of mainstream cinema, LAB 111 is screening Pedro Almodovar’s All About My Mother. This film chronicles the story of Manuela who after the death of her son Esteban travels to Barcelona to find the father to her son who now identifies herself as female. What follows is according to LAB 111 a fantastic combination of vivid characters, great dialogues and colourful cinematography. The film will be shown in its original version with English subtitles.
LAB 111, Arie Biemondstraat 111
19:00 – 21:00
Entrance fee: €9,50

Text: Ibe Rossel

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