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The guardianless faces

Ali Abbasi: holy spider

IRAN: This is a political film that has chosen the thriller genre to exercise sharp social criticism against Iran. Like many of today's protesters in the country, the people behind the film were met with death threats and hate messages from the Iranian regime.

The periphery is being urbanised

The attachment: The articles in this appendix of ORIENTERING shows which problems are linked to cities and poverty, pandemic, war, conflict, energy, food, flight, floods and fear.

Female workers in the informal sector

WIEGO: The informal economy is often stigmatized as a "shadow economy" and characterized as illegal and unethical. Such generalization is unfair to the vast majority of two billion informal workers trying to earn a decent living.

Absorbed by the exterior

Gero Von Boehm: Helmut Newton – The Bad and the Beautiful

PHOTO: Photographer Helmut Newton's controversial cult status persists long after his death.

All the women of the world – united on film

Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Anastasia Mikova: Woman

WOMEN PORTRAITS: Woman is a sequel to Yann Arthus-Bertrand's panoramic portrait of humanity, this time about the female part of the world's population.

UN Security Council Resolution1325 – equally relevant today

PILGRIMAGE COLOMBIA: Three years after the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP, the picture is not very encouraging. Nevertheless, both individual women and women's organizations dare to stand up and contribute to openness and improvement.

No means no

Mithu Sanyal: Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo

RAPE: Mithu Sanyal has written Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo in the aftermath of #MeToo, where rape is one of the battles for feminism and still part of the news picture.

Saudi Arabia needs public relations, but not everything can withstand the light of day

Susanne Koelbl: Twelve weeks in Riyadh

OPENNESS: A country in crisis will become more open, but if the subjects resist, they will be thrown in jail and risk torture.

Honest and surprising meeting with Kuwaiti women

Maha Alasaker, Nada Faris: Women of Kuwait

ITS OWN ROOM: In Women of Kuwait we get an insight into the lives of different Kuwaiti women via their bedrooms. Apparently, there is little that separates them and other women in the world.

The damned woman gender

Nimko Ali: Rude: There is No Such Thing as Over-Sharing

: TABU: In Rude we get to know the female body's taboo, but very natural source of sorrow and joy – it's about the abdomen, from orgasm to pain and pregnancy.

Currency of visibility

Photography 1997-2017: Hannah Starkey

PHOTOGRAPHY: Hannah Starkey's retrospective photo book shows a maturing journey in the eyes of women.

The search for compromises

Rachel Elitzur: Covered Up

JEWISHNESS: Covered Up is an emotional film about a woman's inner struggle between personal choices and the ultra-Orthodox Jewish tradition.