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THE VOICE OF A WOMAN | FESTIVAL

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN | FESTIVAL plays an important role in presenting the works of both established and emerging women in film and the arts - works rarely, if ever, seen in the mainstream.  An important aspect of our mission is to not only feature the aesthetic expressions, sensibilities and points-of-view of women artists, but to also give an authentic 'voice' to the stories and experiences of women and girls, exploring the ways in which the arts and communications impact identity, as well as societal and cultural narratives globally.

We believe that film has the power to influence and drive social change: as a platform for a diversity of voices, stimulating discourse, bringing awareness to international social justice, civil and human rights concerns; as a vehicle to showcase original and often marginalized voices not easily accessible in the mainstream; as a forum for information-sharing; and as a catalyst sparking innovative ideas, ‘paying it forward’ to the next generation.

The festival presents a bold and innovative program across a variety of genres, featuring creative leaders, risk-takers, with original and unique individual Self-expression. From features to short films and talks, THE VOICE OF A WOMAN’s mission is to bring the voices of women to wider audiences in new and exciting ways.

 

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN | TALKS

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN | TALKS (VOW TALKS) are a series of ‘in-conversations’ and Q&A’s with writers, film/theatre directors, actors, artists, innovators, progressive thinkers, change-makers, and leaders engaged with live audiences. VOW | TALKS plays an integral role, as our central activity and as part of our traveling series throughout the year.

Kim Longinotto - Director
VOW|TALKS In Conversation with Kim Longinotto - 2015

Naomie Harris - Actress
VOW|TALKS In Conversation with Naomie Harris - 2015

Deeyah Khan - Director
VOW|TALKS In Conversation with Deeyah Khan - 2015

Sylvia Syms OBE - Actress
VOW|TALKS In Conversation with Sylvia Syms OBE - 2015

Esther Anderson - Actress + Director
VOW|TALKS In Conversation with Esther Anderson - 2015

Kate Blewitt - Director
VOW|TALKS with Kate Blewitt - 2015

Dr. Scilla Elworthy - Writer
VOW|TALKS with Dr. Scilla Elworthy - 2014

Thandie Newton - Actress
VOW|TALKS In Conversation with Thandie Newton - 2013

Germaine Greer - Author
VOW|TALKS - In Conversation with Dr. Germain Greer - 2013

Gillian Tett - Author & Former Editor of the US Financial Times
VOW|TALKS Panel Discussion Led by Gillian Tett - 2012

Karen Blackett - CEO MediaCom
VOW|TALKS - Miss Representation - Women in Media Panel Discussion - 2013

Jane Martinson - The Guardian, Women's Editor
VOW|TALKS - Miss Representation - Women in Media Panel Discussion - 2013

Gillian Joseph - Sky News Presenter
VOW|TALKS - Miss Representation - Women in Media Panel Discussion - 2013

Natasha Pearlman - Deputy Editor, Elle Magazine
VOW|TALKS - Miss Representation - Women in Media Panel Discussion - 2013

Helen Lewis - Managing Editor of the New Statesman
VOW|TALKS - Women in Media Panel Discussion Led by Gillian Tett - 2013

Dr. Scilla Elworthy - Founder of Peace Direct
VOW|TALKS - "The Status of Women Globally" - 2012

Maggie Baxter OBE - Humanitarian
VOW|TALKS - Panel Discussion Led by Gillian Tett - 2013

Zoe Wanamaker CBE - Actress
VOW|TALKS with Zoe Wanamaker - 2012

Nicola Benedetti - Violinist
VOW|TALKS with Nicola Benedetti - 2012

Gerry Lejeune OBE - Founder of Women's Aid
VOW|TALKS - "Domestic Violence" - 2011

Dr. Nadja Al-Ali - Scholar
VOW|TALKS - "Women's Art Activism" - 2011

Dr. Scilla Elworthy - Founder of Peace Direct
VOW|TALKS - "The Status of Women Globally" - 2011

 

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN | EXHIBITS

2011 - Foundation Rwanda - "Intended Consequences" - Rwanda & Rape as a Weapon of War
| Getty Images | Associated Press | Foreign Press Association | Amnesty International
THE VOICE OF A WOMAN | Photographic Exhibit

2011 - Tara Todras Whitehall - Photojournalist, Associated Press, New York
THE VOICE OF A WOMAN | Photographic Exhibit - Women & The Arab Spring

2011 - Samar Hazboun - International Photojournalist
THE VOICE OF A WOMAN | Photographic Exhibit

 

For more information please email: contact@thevoiceofawoman.com

Founder: Maureen A. Bryan