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THE DIVINE ORDER – (DIE GÖTTLICHE ORDNUNG)

Saturday, November 4, 5:40 p.m.

Monday, November 6, 5:25 p.m.

Director: Petra Volpe
Country:  Switzerland
Year: 2017
Runtime: 96 minutes
Language: Swiss-German with English subtitles

Political and religious leaders in Switzerland cited the Divine Order as the reason why women still did not have the right to vote as late as 1970. Director Petra Volpe explores this surprising history through the story of Nora, a seemingly unremarkable housewife from a quaint village who must learn to become an unflinching suffragette leader. After organizing the village’s first meeting to support women's right to vote, her family is mocked, bullied, and shunned. Despite the obstacles and backlash, Nora perseveres and convinces the village women to go on strike, abandoning their homes and families. A strong ensemble cast brings the story to its inspirational conclusion when Swiss women finally secure the right to vote in 1971. THE DIVINE ORDER is a heartfelt and captivating film about regular people demanding their right to an equal voice. ~ Tribeca Film Festival

Principal Cast: Marie Leuenberger, Max Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig, Sibylle Brunner, Marta Zoffoli, Bettina Stucky, Therese Affolter, Ella Rumpf

Writer: Petra Volpe
Producer:  Reto Schaerli, Lukas Hobi
Cinematographer:  Judith Kaufmann
Editor:  Hansjörg Weissbrich
Music: Annette Focks

Official Trailer (explicit):