The film ‘Woman at War’ – winner of the 2018 Lux film prize – was screened at Spazju Kreattiv cinema in Valletta on 9 March, at an event organised by Europe Direct Valletta.
The second screening of a series of three film nights is part of the campaign ‘thistimeimvoting.eu’ leading to the European Parliament (EP) Elections 2019, with the support of the European Parliament Liaison Office (EPLO), Malta.
Joe Sciberras, Manager – Europe Direct Valletta, addressed the packed cinema at St James’ Cavalier and spoke of the functions of Europe Direct, MEUSAC and of the aims behind these events.
Gabriella Sutton, a trainee at EPLO, encouraged the audience to take part in the campaign to the EE Elections 2019 and subscribe to the ‘thistimeimvoting.eu’ website campaign. She also gave a synopsis of the film ‘Woman at War’.
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 fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry. As Halla's actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new 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 finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and saviour of the Highlands to fulfil her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminium industry a crippling blow.