Wednesday, January 07, 2009

save the date March 5th


On Thursday, March 5, 2009, in honor of International Women’s Day, A POWERFUL NOISE Live will appear in 440 movie theatres nationwide. This one-night event will feature the acclaimed documentary followed by a live town hall discussion with experts and celebrity activists broadcast from New York. Tickets go on sale Jan 30 at

Hanh is an HIV-positive widow in Vietnam. Nada, a survivor of the Bosnian war. And Jacqueline works the slums of Bamako, Mali. Three very different lives. Three vastly different worlds. But they share something in common: Power. These women are each overcoming gender barriers to rise up and claim a voice in their societies. Through their empowerment and ability to empower others, Hanh, Nada and Jacqueline are sparking remarkable changes. Fighting AIDS. Rebuilding communities. Educating girls.

Women and girls are the most impoverished, discriminated-against group in the world. Consider the following:
Of the 1.3 billion people living in absolute poverty around the globe, 70 percent are women and girls.
Women work two-thirds of the world’s working hours, yet earn only 10 percent of the income.
Women produce half the world’s food, yet own only 1 percent of its land.
Women make up two-thirds of the estimated 876 million adults worldwide who cannot read or write; and girls make up two-thirds of 77 million children not attending school.
In most societies, women face discrimination, exploitation and exclusion that limit their access to resources and assets. This disempowerment is a universal factor in extreme poverty. Rather than working with women as victims of poverty, more and more non-governmental organizations are working to empower marginalized women to challenge and change the contexts in which they live.

If you live in Colorado Springs stay tuned - it is showing in three locations.


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