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A Score for Women's Voices - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB520767
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Monique Simard, Marcel Simard, Nicole Lamothe
Directors:  Sophie Bissonnette
Producing Agencies:  Les productions Virage inc. (Montreal), National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Black History, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Global Studies, Social Issues, Social Studies, Violence, Women's Studies, World History
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2002
Running Time:  126:04
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Between March and October 2000, millions of people around the world took to the streets to denounce poverty and violence against women. The historic World March of Women was a bold initiative of the Québec Federation of Women and represented a turning point in global solidarity.

Director Sophie Bissonnette invited five filmmakers from around the world to cover the march. She also asked each one to film an innovative project. In Senegal a community battles female genital mutilation through education. In Australia a women's circus teaches survivors of sexual assault to become skilled performers. In India a group of low-caste women mediate domestic disputes in informal women's courts. Native women in Ecuador offer leadership training programs to create women leaders. In the United States, Linda Carney describes why she founded Survival Inc. for poor women in Boston: this wealthy city refused her and her son welfare benefits unless she quit her minimum-wage job.

Set against the backdrop of a song, A Score for Women's Voices ends at the UN, where women deliver 5 million cards signed during the marches. Their goal? To change the world!

Some subtitles.

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