By asking the question “why did you march?” we plan to gather the voices of women from around the planet to create a documentary that captures the emotion, excitement and solidarity that motivated a movement.
This film will use your stories to explore the challenges women face and to reveal the power women have to affect positive change.
On January 21, 2017, women worldwide took to the streets in protest.
In 81 countries and over 600 demonstrations an estimated 5 million people marched.
As we watched the movement unfold around the globe, we devised a simple and grassroots plan for a film. We will ‘crowd source’ interview segments in which women of different nationalities, economic status, age and religion talk about their marches. We will set up a web portal, and reach out to women everywhere; the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Oceania, inviting them to upload footage of their thoughts on why they marched, who they marched with and how women fare in their country.
Our film will ask why these women (and men) marched and how we, despite our differences or perhaps because of them, found solidarity and solace in international unity – and a commitment to use our collective power to work towards progressive social change.
Annie is an award winning filmmaker who makes films that address human rights issues in the Asia-Pacific region. She is also a Professor, teaching production and theory at the University of Auckland. For more info visit Occasional Productions.
For more information visit Spacific Films.
Kate is a digital producer and interactive content creator. Recent projects align her documentary storytelling and development skills to promote social change through interactive installations.
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