Feminister, The

Viktor Nordenskiold

Extraordinary portrait of Margot Wallström, Swedish minister of Foreign Affairs, who is mostly known for her feminist foreign policy and empathetic disposition. During her four years in office she causes a great deal of controversy by recognizing Palestine and criticizing Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, she faces serious threats and intimidation.

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. 

Credits

Subtitles
EN
Director
Viktor Nordenskiold
Country
Sweden
Type
Documentary
Duration
85 minutes
Themes
politics & democracy, women & gender
Year
2019