Women Behind The Wheel (12a)

Dir: Hannah Congdon, Catherine Haigh | UK | 97mins

This film is presented in partnership with Eastbourne Film Society. The screening on Saturday 10 June will include an introduction by Mansel Stimpson, Chair of EFS.

Cat and Hannah, two British women in their twenties, take on the gruelling 3000km drive along Central Asia's Pamir Highway — the second highest international road on Earth. It runs from southern Uzbek deserts, through Tajikistan's Pamir mountain range, climbing over 4600m, into Kyrgyzstan and all the way to its vibrant capital, Bishkek.

Their route brings them to the doorsteps of women from all walks of life, revealing a women's movement that's had as many ups and downs as the drive itself. With women behind the camera and behind the wheel, this documentary marks a radical departure from the typical road-trip film. Cat and Hannah gain unprecedented access to over 50 women. Their testimonies shed light on a women’s movement largely ignored by Western media. This is a story of female emancipation and solidarity across different cultures that have a lot more in common than they might have thought.

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Access Information: Blue badge parking is available alongside the plaza to the front of Towner, along with drop off bays (max 30mins waiting). Further blue badge spaces available in College Rd Car Park. The Cinema is on the ground floor and the front row of seats are on level ground. All other seats are raked, with stairs & handrail. There is an induction loop. If you have any specific access requirements, please get in touch with us on [email protected] or 01323 434670.