Fri, Mar 03|
United Nations Headquarters, NYC
Tell It Like A Woman Screening at the United Nations General Assembly Hall
‘Tell It Like A Woman’ is a feature film made up of 7 short film segments directed by a diverse and international group of women filmmakers. Each segment is an inspirational and empowering story about women, by women, for everyone. The cast consists of internationally renowned actresses, such as Jen
Time & Location
Mar 03, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST
United Nations Headquarters, NYC, 405 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
About the event
Tell It Like A Woman Screening at the United Nations General Assembly Hall TELL IT LIKE A WOMAN
3 March 2023, 6:00 PM EST | General Assembly Hall, United Nations, New York‘Tell It Like A Woman’
A FILM BY WOMEN - ABOUT WOMEN - FOR EVERYONE
5 LANGUAGES | 7 SEGMENTS | RUNNING TIME: 112 MINUTES
‘Tell It Like A Woman’ is a feature film made up of 7 short film segments directed by a diverse and international group of women filmmakers. Each segment is an inspirational and empowering story about women, by women, for everyone. The cast consists of internationally renowned actresses, such as Jennifer Hudson, Marcia Gay Harden, Eva Longoria, Cara Delevingne, Leonor Varela, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anne Watanabe, and many more. We Do It Together has partnered with The Permanent Mission of Italy at the UN and UN Women, together with the Governments of the USA, UK, Japan, Chile and Argentina, for this important event. Cast and Crew panel with Catherine Hardwicke, Leonor Varela, Kim Carter, Leena Yadav, and Jasmine Luv to follow; moderated by Chiara Tilesi.
The year 2023 has opened with a renewed attention to the condi- tion of women worldwide. Multiple data and extensive research made available by the UN, countries, and other actors have shown how the COVID-19 pandemic and the worsening of conflicts worldwide have imposed worrying setbacks on the empowerment of women.
“Everywhere, women and girls face the greatest threats and the deep- est harm”, as pointed out by U.N. Secretary General Guterres. The pandemic sparked an epidemic of violence against women every- where, with skyrocketing domestic abuse, while the invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing war further worsened food insecurity and hunger, especially among women and children, and propelled inflation.
At the current rate of progress, the UN estimates that it will take up to 286 years to close gaps in legal protection and remove discriminatory laws, and 140 years for women to be represented equally in positions of power and leadership in the workplace.
Against this background, the media industry can play a pivotal role to change the narrative about women and the way they are perceived in society, and to promote empowerment and gender equality. Currently, as reported by UN Women, in the media industry, globally, only 31% of speaking roles are held by women, 21% of filmmakers are women, 23% of films feature women protagonists.
In order to support the call for a gender-equal media and entertainment industry, the Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN and UN Women, together with a cross-regional group of Member States (list to be final- ized), are promoting a special movie screening, to take place in the U.N. General Assembly Hall on March 3rd at 6 pm, during Women’s History Month and right before the International Women Day and the opening of the 67th CSW.
The movie has been created by the non-profit organization “We Do It Together” (WDIT) which is focused on women’s empowerment and will be co-promoter and partner of the event. It is composed of different short film segments, directed by a diverse and international group of filmmakers (Lucia Bulgheroni, Silvia Carobbio, Catherine Hardwicke, Taraji P. Henson, Mipo O, Lucía Puenzo, Maria Sole Tognazzi, Leena Yadav), featuring an international cast (Margherita Buy, Cara Delev- ingne, Jacqueline Fernandez, Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Hudson, Anjali Lama, Eva Longoria, Jasmine Luv, Leonor Varela, Pauletta Washington, Anne Watanabe), telling inspirational and empowering stories. The original song of the movie entitled “Applause” is an anthem for women and has just received an Oscar nomination; written by Diane Warren; performed by Sofia Carson.
The movie Tell It Like A Woman has been produced by Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment in association with We Do It Together. The producers of the film are Lucas Akoskin, Monika Bacardi, Andrea Iervolino, and Chiara Tilesi. ILBE producer Danielle Maloni. Executive producers: Carol Polakoff and Jennifer Ryan. Associate producers: Kayo Washio and Jon Wilcox.