Online Film Festival Amplifying Women's Voices

Online Film Festival Amplifying Women's Voices
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Women’s Voices Now (WVN), an NGO advocating women’s rights through film has launched it's 4th annual Online FiIlm Festival: INVINCIBLE AND UNSILENCED: WOMEN IN THE WORLD. The 36 films featured in the festival portray intimate glimpses into the difficulties experienced by women and the victories that highlight a common thread of perseverance and persistence in the face of adversity. From the rural communities of Brazil, Nepal, and Kenya, to the urban centers of Tehran, London, and Fukushima, these are the realities women champion every day.

You can watch all of the films featured in the 2017 festival online and free anytime through April 5th. Watch films from women and their allies, vote for your favorites and share with your friends, family, and colleagues. In addition to their annual film festival, Women’s Voices Now is home to the “Netflix of feminist films,” a free online archive with over 200 international women’s rights films that can be viewed for free from anywhere in the world.

"The unique contribution of Women's Voices Now to the film festival circuit is that it is both a celebration of bold storytelling through the vehicle of filmmaking as well as a call to action. Providing a platform for the voiceless to be heard in all corners of the globe is a noble endeavor that is most powerfully accomplished through the empathy-generating activity of watching films. While the festival focuses on the voices of women, it is inclusive of the male gaze in order to enjoin men and women in the very necessary work that needs to be done in the sphere of women's rights," says Ehab Al Shihabi, board director of Women's Voices Now and former deputy managing director of Al Jazeera English.

<p><a href="" target="_blank" role="link" rel="nofollow" class=" js-entry-link cet-external-link" data-vars-item-name="Women&#x27;s Voices Film Festival " data-vars-item-type="text" data-vars-unit-name="58d3dfd8e4b002482d6e6eeb" data-vars-unit-type="buzz_body" data-vars-target-content-id="" data-vars-target-content-type="url" data-vars-type="web_external_link" data-vars-subunit-name="article_body" data-vars-subunit-type="component" data-vars-position-in-subunit="4">Women's Voices Film Festival </a>WVN Films in the Spotlight. Each month, WVN brings you a curated selection of films revolving around an important theme in the fight for women’s global rights.</p>

Women's Voices Film Festival WVN Films in the Spotlight. Each month, WVN brings you a curated selection of films revolving around an important theme in the fight for women’s global rights.

This film festival is on the cutting edge of the worlds stage. WVN has bridged innovation with humanitarian films displaying the real lives of women, (Women’s Voices Now) has forever changed the film industry, one movie at a time!

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