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    Hollywood Feminists of the Day: Jada Pinkett Smith and Willow Smith

    After the KONY 2012 video went viral this past spring and its subsequent fallout, much of the celebrity community has quieted down about human trafficking and modern slavery. But the video inspired, Willow Smith, daughter of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, to start researching human trafficking a...

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    The Invisible War

    There are some movies that just gut you.  They just hit you hard and twist until you are a spent rag ready to get up and fight against all the injustices that have just been witnessed. 

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    Barbra Streisand Raises Awareness of Women's Heart Disease

    Streisand held a huge fundraiser at her home last night to raise money for women's heart disease.  She has endowed the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai hospital in LA.  Did you know heart disease is the #1 killer of women?

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    Cannes Film Festival Slammed By Feminist Group La Barbe For Excluding Women Directors

    The French feminist group La Barbe which was started several years ago in response to the sexist media treatment of Segolene Royal in her race against Nicholas Sarkozy, has taken on one of the most sexist film establishments, the Cannes Film Festival for its exclusion of female directors from this y...

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    The Sundance Institute and Women in Film Team Up to Get More Women Filmmakers Working in Hollywood

    Finally some organizations have stepped up and stood up and committed resources to work towards improving the amount of female filmmakers working in the business.  Women in Film and the Sundance Institute are going to track female filmmakers who show their films at Sundance to get a sense of th...

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    Sundance Trailer Watch: Finding North Directed By Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush

    49 million people in the U.S. -- one in four children -- don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people for who a...

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    Women and Hollywood Joins the National Domestic Workers Alliance #BeTheHelp Campaign

    I have always believed that culture can help make change. I believe that you can use film and TV to move people about issues -- if you do it right. The smart folks with the National Domestic Workers Aliiance are using a cultural opportunity with the film The Help and have created the #BeTheHelp campaign to raise awareness of the real situations for domestic workers. These mostly women are part of an underground economy many times paid in cash and not given the same rights as other workers. Yet they are the life blood of families enabling parents to go to work each and every day knowing that their children are being cared for my people t...

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    Watch: An Exclusive Look at "NEWSREELS: Reports from Occupy Wall Street by Jem Cohen"

    "I'm frantically making these," says Jem Cohen. "I'm just figuring out in my mind what these are."

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    Prepare For the Next Leap in the Occupy Movement: #OccupyCinema

    Are you ready for #OccupyCinema?

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