Netflix and the UN launch campaign to make visible the work of women in cinema

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Various women of the film world took part in the curation of the 55 best titles of the streaming service under the slogan “As she saw it, (Because She Watched, in English)”. The collaboration is made by and to showcase the work of actors, directors and producers.

Among the artists who were part of the initiative, are Millie Bobbie Brown, Sophia Loren, as well as latinas Salma Hayek, Petra Acosta, Lali Espósito and the chilean Paulina García.

The elected, which include the series Orange is the New Black, Queer Eye, Marriage Story, Bird Box, The Crown, Gravity, Rome, the silence of The innocent, among others.

According to a study by 2019, the representation of women in the film industry has gone to the floor. Only 35% of the films have included 10 or more characters, women that speak, in contrast with 82% of men, according to research It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World. However, there is an encouraging fact: that same year, the films directed by women went up by six percentage points in comparison with 2018, according to a research of the Inclusion Initiative of Annenberg,

So, Netflix and UN women joined in the mission “Generation Equality”, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Declaration and Platform of Action of Beijing 1995, that is “the most visionary to the empowerment of women and girls around the world,” according to the agency on its official website.

“The collaboration is about taking the challenge of telling stories about women and shows them in all their diversity. It is about making visible the invisible, and prove that only with showing the women fully on the screen and behind the scenes, the society will flourish”, said the deputy executive director of UN Women, Anitha Bhatia.

“True democracy is to live in a world where every person is truly represented. And, if we observe thoroughly, we can imagine infinite possibilities for ourselves and for others,” added the actress transsexual Laverne Cox.

Part of the elements that will be “As she saw it” will be an explanation of the women about why they chose that movie or series on specific selection that can be found by accessing the following link.