8 women working in scientific and technical professions
Documentary film, 55’34”, 2016

A flow of enthusiastic women in professions overflown by men. Eight women working in the broad spectrum of scientific professions, from artificial intelligence to programming and aviation, talk about the conditions in which they became interested in technical professions, the obstacles they confronted, and how they dealt with them.

In most technical occupations, women are still very poorly represented. However, despite the odds, those who have entered these fields usually show a very positive attitude towards their work, pleasure in self-fulfilment through work, and professionalism in the occupation. The film reveals covert discrimination against women, preventing them from equal access to certain social spheres. The film also presented social circumstances that influence individuals’ decisions in choosing their professions and how decisions are determined by gender.

Ana Čigon, direction, script, editing, camera, sound
Saša Spačal, direction, script, animation, original music
Ida Hiršenfelder, direction, script, editing, original music

Official website of the film: Flow / Tok, documentary
Authors’ statement (Slovenian)

Alja Berčič Ivanuš, female airline captain, Adria Airways (co-pilot at the time of filming)
Alja Isaković, co-founder of CodeCatz
KaktusKaktus, sound engineer, Radio Študent
Dr Dunja Mladenić, head of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Jozef Stefan Institute
Maja Smrekar, intermedia artist
Dr Dragica Turnšek, micropalaeontologist
Dr Mateja Verlič, project manager during the day, programmer at night
Larisa Vrhunc, Academic Composition Specialist, Faculty of Arts

Sound editing: Vasja Progar
Music: Larisa Vrhunc: Gratis, Celo, Ubi est?, Spirale, Open Rite, RTV Slovenija, Založba kaset in plošč, Ljubljana, 2000

Production: Rampa laboratorij – Zavod Kersnikova
Co-production: RTV Slovenija, ČIPke Initiative
Complete credits: Flow / Tok, credits


2023, 27 October – 2024, 14 April, group exhibition: At your pleasure: Feminist Positions in Visual Art in Slovenia, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia
• 2020, 28 November, Baturu Cultural Festival, Beijing with China Women’s Film Festival Hong Kong, PR China
• 2020, 23 September, RTV Slovenia – National Television Station, Documentary Films, Cultural and Artistic Programme 2 at 11.40 p.m.
• 2018, 8 May – 10 June, Group exhibition: Let’s Roll Our Sleeves Up, Likovni Salon Gallery, Celje
• 2017, 29 October, ‘Official Selection’, Vox Feminae Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
• 2017, 14 September, 20th Slovene Film Festival, Main Hall, Portorož Auditorium
• 2017, 30 March, Cultural Bazaar, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana
• 2017, 16 March, 10th Festival of Hocus Pocus, Pionirski dom, Ljubljana
• 2017, 8 March, 5th Deuje Babe Festival, Film Theatre, Idrija
• 2017, 8 March, Interdisciplinary Laboratory GT22, Intimate Cinema, Maribor
• 2017, 7 March, TV- premier: RTV Slovenia – National Television Station, Documentary Films, Cultural and Artistic Programme 1 at 8.50 p.m.
• 2016, 12 October, Pre-premier: Mali oder, Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, 22nd City of Women Festival

Stills from the film

Photos from pre-premier at the City of Women Festival, Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 12 October 2016 & video from the pre-premiere.

Photos from a public screening at Deuje Babe festival, Idrija, Slovenia, 8 March 2017.

Link to IMDB