Enjoy a unique and celebratory collaboration between local musicians, activists, poets, performing artists, and youth as they explore this year's evocative theme for International Women's Day (IWD) — "Choose to Challenge". Filmed here on Salt Spring Island by a talented team at Mahon Hall, the production features Kisae Petersen & Janine Fernandes-Hayden, Doriana Chessa & Azlan Coffey, Tiff/Fanny Wightman, Naomi Jason, Molly Murphy, Yael Wand, Shamana Ali, Marta McKeever, Nayana Fielkov and Barbara Marie Slater.
Please note that this film contains passionate self expression. Be advised there is some strong language and sparse profanity.
Thank you to Country Grocer, John LeFebvre and Hilary Watson for their generous support of this project.
The production crew who made the film possible were Director: Rebecca Nygard; Filming: Darcy Beck, James Cowan, Stephanie Cowan; Audio: Bethany Somerville; Location Filming: Kate Nash and Post-Production: Bethany Somerville.
Special thank you to the Salt Spring Arts Council, Salt Spring Film Festival, Kate Nash and the Pass It On Girls program.
About International Women's Day
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality.
Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to: celebrate women's achievements; raise awareness about women's equality; lobby for accelerated gender parity and fundraise for female-focused charities.
The campaign theme for International Women's Day 2021 is 'Choose To Challenge'. A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change.
Background music: bensound.com