Saturday, February 19, 2005

20 Films to Celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March

15-02-2005 (UNESCO)

In order to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March this year, UNESCO’s Audiovisual E-Platform proposes 20 films about women’s issues, such as women’s rights, development, employment, social role models, among others, which can be used for broadcasting by TV channels as well as for cultural activities or other related events planned for 8 March.

Institutions interested in clearing the rights for the broadcasting/showcasing of any of these films, please contact UNESCO’s Communication Development Division ( All films can be previewed on-line.

International Women’s Day is a national holiday in many countries. It is an occasion for Women from all regions, often divided by national boundaries as well as by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, to come together to celebrate their Day and look back to a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.
UNESCO’s Audiovisual e-Platform is a multicultural, on-line catalogue aimed at promoting the expression of cultural and linguistic diversity through the use of the Internet.
The e-Platform offers an alternative communication channel where challenging, creative and innovative productions can be found, fully screened on-line and acquired. It consists of recently directed television productions, including documentaries, short fiction films, children’s programmes and TV-magazines, that are original in form and content, going beyond conventional forms of television language and are genuine expression of different cultures in the world.
The Audiovisual E-Platform has been created to empower local producers to reach international audiences while enhancing the effectiveness of the Internet as a medium for communication and delivery.