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THE VOICE OF A WOMAN

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN plays an important role in presenting the works of both established and emerging women in film and the arts.  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 'voice' to the stories and experiences of women and girls globally.

We believe that film and the arts have the power to influence and drive social and cultural 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; as a forum for information-sharing; and as a catalyst sparking innovative ideas, ‘paying it forward’ to the next generation.

 

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN | FESTIVAL

Each year THE VOICE OF A WOMAN FESTIVAL presents a bold and innovative program, featuring creative leaders and risk-takers, with an original and unique individual Self-expression. THE VOICE OF A WOMAN’s mission is to bring the voices of women artists, thought leaders, innovators and storytellers to wider audiences in new and exciting ways.  At the core of our work throughout the year are our programs with young women helping them to develop their own unique individual 'Self-expression.'

To date THE VOICE OF A WOMAN'S Youth Leadership & Social Responsibility Programs have gone in to schools, universities and communities of greatest need in the United Kingdom, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa and the United States.  We deliver unique programs that include mentoring, training and engagement between professional women and young women to help to develop individual 'Self-expression,' particularly among those in communities of greatest need internationally.

 

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 engaged with live audiences.  VOW | TALKS plays an integral role, as our central activity and as part of our traveling series throughout the year.

 

THE VOICE OF A GIRL | TALKS

At the heart of THE VOICE OF A WOMAN is our work since 2009 with girls both locally and internationally. With the support of professional women in film, the arts and leadership, we deliver projects to students in schools, universities and communities of greatest need. Within schools and universities we screen films followed by after-film discussions to help students to become better aware of the stories of women and girls globally followed by after-film discussions about the themes and subjects raised in the film seen. We create programs aimed to inspire and empower girls to give ‘voice’ to their own unique individual self-expression, breaking through barriers to freedom and building confidence, encouraging self-advocacy and self-determination.

To date THE VOICE OF A WOMAN has delivered programs to girls in communities of greatest need in South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In 2017 we will continue to deliver film screenings with after-film discussions to girls in New York City schools, as well as video storytelling production workshops and other programs as tools to encourage individual self-expression, build confidence and awareness of the stories of women and girls globally.

 

The following are some of the women that have engaged in VOW | TALKS to date:

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 | EXHIBITIONS

2011 - "Intended Consequences"
| Getty Images | Associated Press | Foreign Press Association | Amnesty International
THE VOICE OF A WOMAN | Photographic Exhibit

2011 - Tara Todras Whitehall - International Photojournalist
Associated Press, New York
THE VOICE OF A WOMAN | Photographic Exhibit

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

 

For more information please email: contact@thevoiceofawoman.com

Founder: Maureen A. Bryan