Whether it’s struggles for civil, political, economic or gender rights, women around the world must often fight to have their voices heard. But one group is trying to advocate for women’s rights by using film.
Women’s Voices Now uses a yearly online short-film festival to encourage an international dialogue on women’s rights. Heidi Basch-Harod is the organization’s executive director.
“That experience of seeing yourself reflected on the screen, that’s the moment where you say, ‘Oh I could be that person, I have a voice, I have rights, I have ideas, I have a vision,’” Basch-Harod explained.
Women’s Voices Now: Empowering women through filmWomen's Voices Now uses film to help bring awareness to the difficulties faced by women around the globe.
Leila Jarman is the program director of Women’s Voices Now and a filmmaker.
“I’m not naive to think that my film is going to change the world, but, what will change the world is people coming together, on a platform, making strides as one, internationally and globally,” Jarman said.
Full Frame contributor Sandra Hughes takes a look at how filmmakers are bringing awareness to the difficulties faced by women around the globe.