Streaming platforms offer many films to watch on March 8. Here are three films focused on the most important battles of women, perfect for this day.
On March 8, we celebrate Women's Day, an international holiday to remember the social and political struggles fought by women and to draw attention to discrimination that still exists against them.
The celebration was born in 1909 in the United States and then spread to other countries. It arrived in Italy in 1922. It is possible to celebrate this day in many ways, for example by watching a film about the female universe and political battles. The cinema offers us different points of view and shows us many faces of this theme: from stories of violence against women, to discrimination, gender equality in different areas of society, the struggle against stereotypes, for emancipation and self-determination. These are all issues that are still very much alive and that women still face on a daily basis. That's why it's important to know and understand them, and films can help everyone in this. For this reason, let's find out which are the three perfect movies to watch on March 8.
Suffragette, the movie: available on Chili and other channels
Suffragette is the perfect movie to watch on March 8. Directed by Sarah Gavron, it is set in the early 1900s and tells the story of the battles of Maud Watts, a London woman who fights for the right to vote.
The plot is therefore focused on the evolution of the women's suffragist movement in England. There are several international stars in the cast, including Carey Mulligan, Brendan Gleeson, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Romola Garai and Meryl Streep.
The film Suffragette is available on Chili, but also on Rakuten TV (on demand), Google Play and iTunes for €5.99.
Ladies First on Netflix
Ladies First is a 40-minute docu-film focusing on the life of Deepika Kumari, an Indian athlete who won the silver medal for archery four times in the Hyundai Archery World Cup. The documentary reconstructs the story of the archer, from her childhood living in poverty, to her discovery of archery, a sport that made her fall in love with and climb the world rankings, overcoming numerous difficulties.
The film was created to inspire young women to fight for their passions, overcoming all the social and cultural obstacles and the many difficulties they face, which are often ignored and unspoken.
Ladies First has won numerous awards, including Best Documentary at the New York Film Festival. The film is available on Netflix.
The Right to Count on Disney+
The third film to watch on this day is The Right to Count, directed by Theodore Melfi. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly and is centered on the true story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician and scientist, who collaborated with NASA on the Mercury Program and the Apollo 11 mission.
In the film, the struggles she faced as a woman and black in an industry where men dominated, treating her with condescension emerge. The film deals with an important topic: the representation of women in certain paths of study and fields, such as those related to STEM subjects, an English acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Although many steps forward have been taken, there is still a situation of gender inequality to talk about and fight for.
The Right to Count is available on Disney +.
These are just some of the films about the world of women and the battles that characterize it, of course you can find many others in the various streaming platforms.