This is the other project we were working on last time we were in Nepal– a piece for the Bo M. Karlsson foundation to use for fundraising. It was an amazing experience working with them. The founder, Sonnia Karlsson, created the foundation in the name of her late husband who loved to do good in the world. After this
That’s right! Somebody pinch me! I was invited by UNIFEM (United Nation Development Fund for Women) to present at their Empowering Women Film Festival. Besides presenting at the film festival on Saturday, I will also be showing our film and leading discussions at four different schools tomorrow. I am so excited!
As I was waiting in line at customs tonight
I am trying so hard to figure out what this story is about. There is one. There is a big one. And it is about women and their struggle for empowerment in this complicated, changing-too-quickly-for-it’s-own-good world.
This is what I have done in one week and two days:
I have filmed over 10 hours (not including little asides on my
On Sunday we had our “Baking a Difference” Girlworld Fundraiser Afternoon Tea and Mixer, and it was a huge success!
We want to send HUGE thanks to Liv, who masterminded, orchestrated and alchemied this event, and to Gina and Seth who hosted. You guys rule!
Liv shows off the
A great blog post today by Lisa Belkin in the Times, kind of gets to the heart of our motivations around doing Girlworld. It may be that you won’t be able to read it unless you’re subscribed to the New York Times.
If you can read
We watched the documentary “Art & Copy”* last night, and it featured this old (1995) Nike ad, “If You Let Me Play”. They got to it differently than we hope to, but this ad leaves me with the feeling we want Girlworld to bring across.
That chest-heavy, head-spinny mix of possibility and empowerment and urgency and responsibility.
I just read an interview with the Documentary Doctor, Fernanda Rossi about trailers and it made me feel really good about ours. The Girlworld trailer as it is now is 10 minutes of Shanta, our oldest (and I would say, most intense) subject.
In these 10 minutes we see her walking home from school, doing her homework, doing