|Marianne Slot, Chiara Tilesi, Patricia Riggen and Juliette Binoche speak at Cannes|
...to use the power of cinema, and all those who join us, to stir and shake human hearts and minds, to balance these numbers and change deep-seated perceptions about female stereotypes. As a first practical step, we feel that the way to make this a reality is to give women from around the world a concrete way to express themselves, their talent, and tell their stories.It has just announced its first project at Cannes, where it also presented one of the Women in Motion panels. The project, Together Now, seven short films in one, each pairing a woman director with a prominent actress. The directors who have signed on include Robin Wright, Catherine Hardwicke, Katia Lund (All the Invisible Children), Patricia Riggen (The 33), Haifaa al Mansour (Wadjda), Malgorzata Szumowska (Elles) and Melina Matsoukas (Beyonce's Formation). Freida Pinto and Juliette Binoche are among the actors attached.
We will choose a diverse group of female directors to join us in making films that will challenge and dismantle these perceptions. We feel that good intentions are not enough, and that when given the chance, women will deliver compelling, accessible, and equally commercial stories, and break down these invisible walls in doing so. Outworn stereotypes will give way when we defy the status quo. We have been joined by producers, writers, agents, managers, University Presidents, renowned professors, actresses, actors, directors, from Hollywood, and from around the world.
|Cannes: Freida Pinto next to Juliette Binoche, among others in the group|
Let's hope We Do It Together becomes a truly global organisation with a wide diversity of projects. I'm admiring their caps with my fingers crossed!
We Do It Together's Advisory Board includes–
Alysia Reiner, Amma Asante, Avy Kaufman, Catherine Hardwick, Frieda Pinto, Haifaa Al Mansour, Hany Abu-Assad, Hylda Queally, Jessica Chasten, Jodie Foster, Juliette Binoche, Katia Lund, Len Amato, Małgorzata Szumowska, Marianne Slot, Marielle Heller, Michelle Satter, Nina L. Shaw, Phil Lord, Queen Latifah, Robin Wright, Stacey Sher, Valeria Golino, Ziyi Zhang and more!