"Tell It Like A Woman" at the U.N.

 


As part of the International Women's Day celebrations at the United Nations, the Permanent Mission of Italy to the U.N. and U.N. Women, among other Member States, presented a screening of a project titled Tell It Like A Woman in the U.N. General Assembly Hall on March 3rd. The film was created by the non-profit organization "We Do It Together" founded by Italian film producer Chiara Tilesi. Before the screening, opening remarks were given by the Permanent Representative of Italy Ambassador Maurizio Massari, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications Melissa Fleming, the Executive Director of U.N. Women Sima Bahous, Permanent Representative of Argentina Ambassador Maria del Carmen Squeff, and Chiara Tilesi.



Tell It Like A Woman is a compilation of short films directed by eight women. The opening piece, directed by Taraji P. Henson, starred Jennifer Hudson in the role of a mentally ill, drug-addicted prisoner. Eva Longoria also starred in one of the segments as a successful career woman who is suddenly pressured to become the guardian of a niece she has never met, in the wake of the suicide of the child's mother.


Diane Warren and Sofia Carson
The theme song for Tell It Like A Woman, "Applause" is a 2023 Academy Award nominee for Best Original Song by Diane Warren, performed by Sofia Carson.

"The beauty of this film is that the stories of women are very inspiring and diverse, but at the same time, have global impact. 'Applause'... has given a voice to millions of women around the world. The song and the film are starting a global movement in celebrating women," said Chiara Tilesi, "We Do It Together" founder.

For more information, visit www.WeDoItTogether.org.


Nina Kennedy in the U.N. General Assembly Hall


                        

Nina Kennedy is a concert pianist, orchestral conductor, and award-winning filmmaker. She holds a master’s degree from the Juilliard School. Her memoir, Practicing for Love, is a 2021 Lambda Literary Award Finalist. The sequel, Practice What You Preach, is available at infemnity.com/shop.


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