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Behind the Scenes at the Women's March in Los Angeles
It is January 19, 2019, and the inspiration was high at the Los Angeles Women's March where about 200,000 women, men, and children marched for the rights of women and their empowerment. Watch WE World TV to follow the adventures of Women Leaders creating the new world! Go to: www.weworld.tv
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Beth Handler asks Hilary Swank about starting over.
I met Hilary Swank at the Sundance premiere of "I AM MOTHER" a 2019 Netflix film In the wake of humanity's extinction, a teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news. I asked her advice on starting over after losing everything.
Actress Laura San Giacomo's Devotion to Changing our Dialogue about Disability
Laura San Giacomo's son has cerebral palsy. She aims to change the dialogue about disability. Most people know actress Laura San Giacomo and BAFTA Award and two-time Golden Globe Award nominee best for her roles in "Pretty Woman", "Sex, Lies and Videotapes" and TV roles. That San Giacomo has a son with cerebral palsy is less well known. This conversation about raising a disabled son in Hollywood took place at the premiere of "Naked Son," a film in which she stars as a mother. San Giacomo cautions that everybody's experience is different, then explains her approach. She believes the power to transform any situation is to breathe and stay present. While this sounds easy and straightforward, the practical application demands much more. As San Giacomo puts it, "There's a thousand hours of work behind every prayer." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PBLQRij69o&t=6s
Patrisse Cullors, Founder of Black Lives Matter, Focuses on the Mentally Ill
Patrisse Cullors is a community advocate in Los Angeles and a co-founder of Black Lives Matter. For the last decade, Patrisse Cullors has committed her life to advocate for the mentally ill. She is both a community organizer and one of the founder s of Black Lives Matter. The PBS documentary, 'Bedlam', is about the national mental health crisis; perhaps better stated as America’s mental illness crisis. It chronicles the Cullors family’s brush with mental illness. The documentary debuted in October, 2019. Cullors points out that medications for the mentally ill are 70 to 80 years old and our police are operating as untrained social workers. Our current mental health system needs a complete overhaul and greater issues are at work. Cullors’ efforts extend beyond the mental health system to address issues about race, equality, and social justice. Her message revolves around living life with dignity. Get involved by: 1. Watching Bedlam on PBS. 2. Helping www.justicelanow.org or www.reformlajails.org. 3. In California, Voting “Yes” to “Reform LA Jails" in 2020. https://patrissecullors.com/ https://twitter.com/OsopePatrisse https://www.instagram.com/osopepatrisse/
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Director Sacha Polak of "Dirty God" on Living a Life With Scars
Award-winning writer and director Sacha Polak speaks about her movie's "Dirty God" significance. We live in a visual world where physical appearance is everything. Prejudice about what we consider ugly abounds. Yet, many of us live with physical scars, sometimes so obvious that others notice and judge them right away. How do we deal with this? Can we reclaim our lives? How do we heal? Dutch director Sacha Polak talks about her double mastectomy and the movie she made about it titled, "New Boobs." She speaks about her work to find inner beauty and gain confidence. Overcoming "looks-ism" is at the heart of the fight for cultural diversity. https://www.sundance.org/projects/dirty-god https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/sachapolak/
Alma Har'el Message to People Hiring Women.
Short and to the point, Alma Har'el unmasks a practice that has taken hold in the name of progress; instead of hiring women, they are being sent to shadow men. Har'el says women are ready and the practice is uncalled for. https://www.instagram.com/alma.harel/ https://twitter.com/Almaharel https://almaharel.com/ https://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-filmmaker-alma-harel-flips-the-script-2019-0617-story.html
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Film Director Irene Taylor Brodsky and Living with Deafness
We asked, "Why did you produce this film and what is it like to live with deafness?" Irene Taylor Brodsky is an Academy Award-nominated, Peabody Award-winning, and Emmy-winning filmmaker who produced the documentary about her own life, "Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements." Brodsky’s son Jonas began losing his hearing as a baby and underwent cochlear-implant surgery as a toddler. Now 11 years old, Jonas has adjusted to a world with sound and is learning to play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. Brodsky’s parents also have cochlear implants, but unlike Jonas, the majority of their lives were shaped by silence. While Jonas explores what silence means to him, his grandfather grapples with a new transition of his own. The film is available on HBO: https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/moonlight-sonata/irene-taylor-brodsky-sundance https://www.instagram.com/irenetaylorbrodsky/ https://twitter.com/irenetb https://vermilionpictures.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqegRsiG_EM
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Beth Handler and Lorena Bobbitt talk about empowering the victims of domestic violence.
Empower the victims, says Lorena Gallo at the world premiere of, Lorena, the movie! Lorena Bobbitt, now Lorena Gallo, is part of the #MeToo movement. As a victim of domestic violence and her response to it, she states we still need to empower the victims. Tightening the laws to protect women is one important step. Ms.Gallo also favors moving select domestic violence cases from family court to criminal courts. Although Bill Clinton signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law in 1994, it was reauthorized in 2000, 2005 and 2013 but the legislation expired in 2018. A new bill, H.R. 1585 - Violence Against Women Re-authorization Act of 2019 is being debated in Congress and new provisions were added which protects women against gun violence. The new law would prevent gun ownership of convicted domestic abusers. The National Rifle Association (NRA) defends the rights of gun owners and fights the bill. NRA lobbyists in Washington are pressuring Republican members to vote against the bill's passage. The conversations about domestic violence and gun ownership continue and the movie, “Lorena” is an important part it. View the revised bill here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1585/text Additional Sources: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/04/us/violence-against-women-act-reauthorization.html https://www.npr.org/2019/04/04/707685268/violence-against-women-act-gets-tangled-up-in-gun-rights-debate https://www.britannica.com/event/Violence-Against-Women-Act
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