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Each event in this year's programme fits into one (or more) of our 'adversity' themes: women in adversity, fleeing adversity, environmental adversity and the effects of climate change, and adversity closer to home.

Wednesday 10th February 2016
Screening: Suffragette with Sarah Gavron

Thursday 11th February 2016
Screenings: shorts about refugees: Death of Schengen + Emigrant
Screening: Muhazir (The Refugee)
Screening: He Named Me Malala with Ziauddin Yousafzai

Friday 12th February 2016
Screenings: shorts about the environment: Denmark + Life Mosaic
Home / Less with Ahmed Masoud, Laura Ryhänen & Mikko Kuisma
Dabke dancing workshop with Ahmed Masoud

Saturday 13th February 2016
Screenings: shorts about home: Larry and Janet move out + Not Just Homeless
Screening: God Grew Tired Of Us
Performance: Broke by Ice & Fire
Screening: Promised Land with Q&A with Friends of the Earth

Looking back at 2016
This year's Festival was our biggest and most exciting yet. Highlights included the screening of He Named Me Malala with Malala's father Ziauddin Yousafzai in collaboration with the Brookes Documentary Club, and the screening of Suffragette, presented by the film's Director, Sarah Gavron. We were delighted to introduce the new Director of CENDEP, Cathrine Brun and to welcome back editor of the New Internationalist, Hazel Healy. Student organiser Katie Reilly looks back at the 2016 Festival here in CENDEP News. The centrepiece of the 2016 Festival was Women in Adversity: Contemporary and Traditional Crafts as a Source of Hope and Income, an exhibition of crafts made by women facing daily situations of conflict, poverty and disease. This included embroidered panels from
the Palestinian History Tapestry, a project which tells the story of the life and heritage of the indigenous people of Palestine and supports the traditional craft of Palestinian needlewomen.

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