There are compelling reasons for including this online cinema on our website. Firstly, it’s an easy and inexpensive way for you to watch a quality film that resonates with your own cause or purpose, and to share that experience with others. All the films chosen here explore important issues in an entertaining manner. As such, they provide you with another way to engage people who are not as committed to creating change as you are.
Secondly, an online cinema like this is part of a welcome trend to bypass the monolithic mainstream film studios and cinema chains that would like to control your perception of the world. The sooner we can present people with stories and viewpoints that reflect real concerns and point to real solutions, the better.
The cinema we have chosen here was created by a company called Yekra, who we stumbled across because of our excitement over a new film called Femme: Women Healing The World. (It’s included here.) The question for all of us involved in the ‘Wise Women’ community is this: how can we exploit all this new technology and new ways of doing things to amplify the positive influence of women, and so heal this third rock from the Sun asap?
Over the next few years, the ‘Wise Women’ community will be actively encouraging the rapid emergence of a vibrant, well resourced, purpose driven group of film-makers and distributors dedicated to exploring critical issues from the perspective of girls and women. More women screen-writers, directors, actors, producers, composers of film scores – you name it. Women who know how to connect head with heart, and thoughts with feelings. Women whose films will deliver one ‘Ah-hah’ moment after another … in a way that is deeply satisfying for the viewer. Women who will have their audiences – of any gender, any age, any culture – in fits of laughter one minute, and shedding a tear the next. Women who will change the conversation. Women who will change the world.