29.6. - 3.7.2016

Female First: Soňa Kovačevičová

Artforum Bookshop
Duration 41:00

Female first is a documentary series that portrays female pioneers who brokethrough in various spheres of life, helping to change society into a place where it is natural for a woman to be part of the public sphere. The series consists of intimate memoirs of female figures who remained almost invisible in comparison to great men like Štúr, Štefánik and Dubček. It does not matter how successful these women were. What matters is that they decided to embark on an unexplored road of self-realization and to stand out despite all the traditions and prejudices. Their life stories and the work they left for us belong to our history and should become part of our social memory. How does the message of these women and their work resonate with our culture and the memories of their close relatives? How can they inspire and be role models for us?

Female First: Soňa Kovačevičová / Prvá: Soňa Kovačevičová

directed by Tereza Križková

year: 2016
country: SK
duration: 41:00
Soňa Kovačevičová is the first Slovak woman of European calibre in social sciences. The portrait pictures the story of a distinctive person - a woman, a mother, and an etnographer who elegantly achieved what was impossible for others to achieve.