On 9 March, Europe Direct Valletta organised the second of a series of three film nights as part of the campaign ‘thistimeimvoting.eu’ leading to the European Parliament (EP) Elections 2019. The screening of the second film, ‘Woman at War’, was held at Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier, Valletta, in collaboration with the European Parliament Liaison Office (EPLO), Malta.
Before the screening of the film, Joe Sciberras, Manager – Communications and Events at MEUSAC, gave a brief introduction on the aim of these events and on the activities of Europe Direct Valletta and MEUSAC ahead of the EP elections.
The three film nights focus on screening short films shortlisted for the Lux Film Prize of recent years with the selected films including direct or indirect references to current issues within the EU and themes such as peace, democracy, freedom of movement and migration.
The aim of this series of socio-cultural events is to lead to brief debates on the importance of the EU in citizens’ lives, encouraging participants to vote in the European elections.
Participants at the well attended screening were also offered information and promotional material on the European Elections and were encouraged to subscribe to the ‘thistimeimvoting.eu’ campaign.
Synopsis of the Film
Halla is a 50-year-old independent woman and a passionate environmental activist, secretly waging a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building an aluminium smelter in the mountains. But, right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saviour of the Highlands to fulfil her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack.