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ACTRESS Marisa Tomei and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, are among the stars supporting the cause of women's empowerment in a special, one-day film screening across Canada on March 4.
In advance of International Women's Day on March 8, Half the Sky LIVE is a call to Canadians to join the global movement. Taped in New York City on Feb. 11 in front of a live audience, the film will screen at Empire Theatres, including the Empire Grant Park., on Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Half the Sky LIVE, presented by CARE Canada, is inspired by journalists Nicholas Kristof's and Sheryl WuDunn's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Half the Sky, which follows the stories of extraordinary women around the world as they struggle to overcome oppression. They argue that empowering women is the key to alleviating poverty in developing countries.
The film will also feature appearances and performances by musicians such as Michael Franti and soul diva India.Arie.
The film includes a discussion with the authors; readings from the duchess and actress and activist Maria Bello, and the premiere of Woineshet, co-directed by Tomei, which tells the story of a teenager from a small village in Ethiopia who fought back against a brutal local tradition of rape and forced marriage.
Tickets have gone on sale and can be purchased on Empire Theatre's website, or at care.ca.
— Canwest News Service