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Trailer of the Week: Women Empowerment

Meryl Streep and Lady Gaga send letter to Merkel on International Women's Day / Feminist Role Models: Pussy Riot / Amelia - The woman who changed Amercia / Camp 14 - Raped and tortured in North Korean Camps
Trailer of the Week: Women Empowerment

Meryl Streep and Lady Gaga send letter to Merke


Meryl Streep and Lady Gaga send letter to Merkel
on International Women's Day

Berlin - 2015 is a crucial year for the fight against property, as it is one of the topics at this years G7 summit, hosted by Germany. Today, on the International Women's Day, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Meryl Streep and other high-profile women sent an open letter to chancellor Angela Merkel for female empowerment in the global fight against poverty.

The group of 35 famous names, also including politicians and financiers, argues that women “get a raw deal” in international efforts to combat hunger and injustice and that, without gender equality, there will be no lasting change. Empowering women is the key to fighting the world’s inequalities and poverty.

Cinema for Peace supports this cause. If you agree with their call for leaders to take real action that leads to real change, you can add your name to the campaign too by signing the petition initiated by One.

Cinema for Peace works with UN Women since 2008, has been praised for this support bei UN SG Ban ki-Moon and has honored UN Women, the United Nations organization tasked to advance women's empowerment and gender equality, and its Goodwill Ambassador, Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman. Click here for More Information!

Feminist Role Models: Pussy Riot

BERLIN - After their release from prison Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina have taken a lead on women's rights and feminism, and have travelled with  Cinema for Peaces chairman to Sotchi, Washington, New York, Brussels, Los Angeles and Cannes. Masha and Nadya  met former secretary of state Hillary Clinton at the "Women in the World Summit" . She was very impressed by the two activists and released the following statement via Twitter: "Great to meet the strong & brave young women from #PussyRiot, who refuse to let their voices be silenced in #Russia." Click here for the tweet.

At Cinema for Peace 2015 Berlin Pussy Riot premiered their newest video "I Can’t Breath." The song, which is their first song in English, is dedicated to Eric Garner who was choked to death by a New York police officer in July 2014. The song’s title refers to his last words. The video for the song shows Masha Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova slowly being buried alive while wearing Russian riot police uniforms.

The two members of Pussy Riot have also recently made their television debut in the popular Netfllix series House of Cards, in which they meet and protest against the  Russian president.

Amelia - The Woman who Changed America

Los Angeles - Amelia Boynton Robinson, more than a century old and a matriarch of the civil rights movement, recalls how she was beaten, tear-gassed and left for dead in Selma, 50 years ago on the day that came to be known as "Bloody Sunday."

Amelia Boynton Robinson had helped galvanize hundreds of activists to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965 — part of a march from Selma to Montgomery to demand their civil rights. Helmeted law enforcement officers pummeled the peaceful demonstrators on what became known as “Bloody Sunday.”

The matriarch of the civil rights movement is physically frail and uses a wheelchair, but she remains perceptive and alert, and her failing health has not dampened her determination to keep pushing for change.

In February 2015 Amelia was honored for her lifetime-achievement by Cinema for Peace in Los Angeles. Click for more Information!


Camp 14 - Raped and tortured in North Korean Camps



London - According to former prison guards women in North Korean Camps are being raped by visiting officials and then disappear.

'After a night of "servicing", the women have to die because the secret could not get out. This happens at most of the political prison camps.

Torture is rampant, there are reports that women are raped, and we know that public execution is common place. Many of the prisoners die of malnutrition and overwork in dangerous conditions.

The film Camp 14 – Total Control Zone by Marc Wiese, who won the Cinema for Peace Award for the Most Valuable Documentary 2010 for his film The Picture of the Napalm Girl, gives a crucial insight in the daily life of prisoners in North Korea. Camp 14 just won the prestigious Grimme-Award for the category ‘Information and Culture’.

Camp 14, by director Marc Wiese, is part of the Cinema for Peace film selection on North Korea. For the entire Cinema for Peace Film Selection on North-Korea, click here.

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