In a world that is still widely ruled by men, Margot Wallström tries to turn the tide by pursuing a ‘feminist foreign policy’ and putting women’s rights on the agenda whenever she can.
The filmmakers follow her during her four-year term as Swedish minister of Foreign Affairs, and show how this combative woman has to find her place on the global political scene. She receives high acclaim for her political ideas but also meets with opposition. Every day, she receives death threats. She antagonizes Israel by recognizing Palestine, and she criticizes Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, she is secretly involved in negotiations between the United States and North Korea and endeavours to have Sweden elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.
AFTER THE FILM
After the film there will be a discussion with two women from FEMNET: Lisa Westerveld and Asa Ekvall. Asa Ekvall is a Swedish expert on the topic of feminism. Lisa Westerveld is a Dutch politician from the GroenLinks party.
MOVIES THAT MATTER
Movies That Matter On Tour brings the festival’s favourites of Movies That Matter to the film theaters across the Netherlands, including us. Every month you can watch engaging films which are accompanied by an introduction or discussion.