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Fight for the woman

SF Norway is looking for a film with a "strong female figure". What is it?


[film] Women in, behind and around Norwegian film have been discussed up and in mind. The production company SF Norway is now announcing a competition for film script with strong, distinctive female characters. What does that mean?

Pippi Longstocking is the first to beat director Ingebjørg Torgersen. She is the chair of the Norwegian section of WIFT (Women in Film and Television), an international network that aims to empower and make visible women working in film and television. Torgersen points out the ambiguity of the term "strong". Weakness can be a strength.

- And maybe it is Annika, not Pippi, who is the strong one today, she thinks.

The major gender biases in the Norwegian film industry were thoroughly reviewed in Kulturmeglernes report Tallenes. . .

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