Only six years after its
inception, the right-wing Serbian Progressive Party, which formed as
an offshoot of the Serbian Radical Party, won the 2014 Serbian
elections with 1.7 million votes. About 350,000 voters cast ballots
for other right-wing and far-right parties. Women in the right wing
are active in Serbian politics, and shape public opinion through the
media, cultural institutions, local governments, universities, and
schools. This is a film about them and their influence on the role
of women in society and politics.
Some women in the
right wing have begun to adopt elements of feminist and left-wing
movements. Are they truly advocating for women’s rights, or is it a
ploy to gain favor with female voters?
behind the slogans, “Women do not need more rights, but more
privileges,” and “A wise woman and a mother at the same time”? Can
issues related to population policy be resolved democratically? Can
right-wing gender policies be analyzed outside of the right-wing
nationalist agenda? These are some of the themes that the film
The film features Serbian Democratic
Party president Sanda Rašković Ivić, journalist and Dveri activist
Dragana Kukrić, SNP 1389 activist Mirjana Stanković, Zavetnici
spokeswoman Milica Đurđević, as well as feminists professor Nada
Sekulić, BEFEM representative Jelena Višnjić, and women’s studies
scholar Nađa Duhaček.
Authors: Izabela Kisić
(scenario and research) & Zlatko Paković (director), Igor Filipovic
(narrator), Dragoslav Mihajlović (editor), Rade Radivojša (camera)
Production: Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia, 2015
Running time 30 minutes.