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How do we save the world with feminism?

The documentary shows how feminism can save the world. A film full of forward-looking ideas against social power relations and for solidarity.


The women's movement is the most successful social movement of the 20th century and has reached all levels of society. Their achievements have not only fought for better living conditions for women*, but have also radically changed lifestyles and ideas about living together. And although feminist debates like #metoo have reached mainstream society, the term feminist still has a negative undertone.

The documentary Feminism WTF (What the Fuck) breaks down the variety of topics that will be discussed under the term feminism in 2023. The experts from political and social sciences, masculinity studies, gender, queer and trans studies examine the question of how we can all contribute to breaking down power and dependency relationships in order to be a solidarity-based society of the many.

This involves many current debates: Why do people always talk about only two genders? Why do women* have to do the majority of unpaid housework and child-rearing work? Why are capitalism and feminism a contradiction? What does European colonialism have to do with today's ideas of sexual freedom and racist stereotypes? Why do we need feminism to save the climate? And why are so few men committed to feminism?


In Feminism WTF, director Katharina Mückstein puts the experts in a filmic dialogue with music video sequences to the electronic soundtrack by Tony Renaissance: The aestheticized dance and performance motifs break with the common ideas of pop feminism and create sensual, new images of the body and Gender.


Feminism WTF won the Diagonale Audience Award in 2023. The film's director Katharina Mückstein also won the Vienna Women's Prize in the directing category in 2023.




The protagonists of Feminism WTF are Maisha Auma, Persson Perry Baumgartinger, Astrid Biele Mefebue, Nikita Dhawan, Christoph May, Sigrid Schmitz, Franziska Schutzbach, Rona Torenz, Paula Villa Braslavsky, Laura Wiesböck, Emilene Wopana Mudimu.
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Dates
March 2024
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