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The rise and fall of the feminist

The Feminists
Regissør: Viktor Nordenskiöld
(Sverige)

What happens when you end up in a position to actually realize the policy you claim to stand for? Director Viktor Nordenskiöld has been following former Foreign Minister in Sweden, Margot Wallström, for four years.

The Feministers powerful premise announces a radical course change: "In an era of male despots, Margot Wallström declares that she will pursue a feminist foreign policy." "Feminist politics means that we should talk and actively agitate for women's rights, peace and security," Wallström said at the beginning of the film. The documentary is about the national and international opposition to the implementation of a feminist foreign policy. After meeting with the film's more challenging parties, I am left with the feeling that it is hopelessly far behind the goal.

Filmed portraits of well-known politicians have become a genre of their own in recent years, both while active and in retrospective TV series format. Getting close to those with power and decision-making appeal and can provide insight in different ways. The Feminists shows playful beats with the choice of title, but otherwise follows the Minister of Foreign Affairs very traditionally. . .

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Ellen Lande
Lande is a film writer and director and a regular writer for Ny Tid.

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