(L to R): Federica Raia, Giada De Laurentiis, Isabella Rossellini, Ambassador Mariangela Zappia
Dearest Board Members & Supporters,
It has been an extraordinary year for We Do It Together! Some projects have been completed; some have gone into post-production.
ONE OF US
Last year we embarked on the journey of filming ‘One Of Us’ Season 1, where we showcased 4 successful Italian women who chose to build their careers in the US. It was a great success and because of that, for season 2 we expanded to other cities in the US including New York, Los Angeles, and Washington DC.
‘One Of Us’ was produced by Frequency Production, The General Consulate of Los Angeles, and the Italian Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC to support the mission of We Do It Together, which is creating gender parity through the tool of movies and media.
Season 2 consists of 2 episodes: East Coast and West Coast.
The East Coast episode premiered on March 8th, International Women’s at the Embassy of Italy in Washington, in the presence of the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and Oksana Markarova, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States. This premiere was dedicated to the women of Ukraine.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the ‘One Of Us’ East Coast Premiere https://vimeo.com/693733248
The West Coast episode premiered on March 10th at Mr. Brainwash Art Museum in Beverly Hills. Mr. Brainwash dedicated this evening to empowering women and changing the narrative.
Posters created by Mr. Brainwash for the ‘One Of Us’ West Coast Premiere
‘One Of Us’ gave us the opportunity to bring awareness to the mission of We Do It Together. In this interview with Amy Paffrath, the Director Chiara Tilesi talks about the gender gap, using social media in a positive way, and female empowerment.
Red Carpet photos of the Season 2 talent: Raffaella Camera (Innovator), Gabriella Pession (Actress), and Federica Raia (Scientist) at the West Coast Premiere at Mr. Brainwash Art Museum.
To watch the interview, please CLICK HERE.
Amy will be doing an interview with the We Do It Together Board of Directors soon – stay tuned!
On Monday night, March 21st, ‘One Of Us' received 2 awards for its mission to empower women at the Los Angeles, Italia - Film, Fashion and Art Fest. One award went to Actress Gabriella Pession and the other to Director Chiara Tilesi. To read the article, please CLICK HERE. LINKS to the 'One Of Us' Documentary - Season 2: EAST COAST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0m3riOXx4U (Isabella Rossellini, Ambassador Mariangela Zappia, Natalia Bergamaschi, Cecilia Alemani, Cristina Cassetti) WEST COAST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ovLV50ghiI&t=1s (Giada De Laurentiis, Raffaella Camera, Federica Raia, Gabriella Pession) THE FUTURE We will continue to push forward our message that we must change the way women are represented in media from object to subject, and hire more women behind and in front of the camera. As filmmakers, both men and women, we all are responsible for the DNA of our culture. The strength of our society lies in its diversity and we believe that the time has arrived for all of us to make a choice and go beyond the paradigm of the past and embrace the future. Please reach out to us if you would like to be more involved in our cause. We would like to thank each of you for your great support as we continue to spread our message that gender parity is the rule, not the exception! All the best! We Do It Together Team