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Screening dates

Hong Kong

March 8 @ 18:30
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Cheung Yu Tung Building Lecture Theatre 8 (CYT LT8), No. 12 Chak Cheung Street, Chinese University of Hong Kong, New Territories, Hong Kong

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Self-Defense tells the stories of three women, who were subjected to constant physical and psychological abuse by their partners. In a rarity, they defy the statistics by killing the men they once loved to survive. These women have to face justice, society and their own judgment.

Susanna Lira is a filmmaker specialized in Human Rights. She is a partner and director in Modo Operante Produções, where she has been working for 15 years coordinating and directing audio-visual projects. In addition to working as a screenwriter and a director, she works as a script consultant and a curator for film festivals. In 2016, the Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Mar Del Plata (MARFICI) paid homage to her by exhibiting seven of her documentaries.

Portuguese with Chinese and English subtitles