A multimedia campaign spotlighting women across industries for their unique character, intelligence, and success — rather than commonly objectified attributes. By showcasing everyday-yet-exceptional women in Hollywood-caliber documentaries, high-end photography, and fame-worthy global markets — we will affirm & inspire gender equality through women’s empowerment.
Starring Beatrice Fihn, Nobel Peace Prize winner for ICAN, who is abolishing nuclear weapons.
Produced by Chiara Tilesi, We Do it Together nonprofit, and GK Reid. Directed by Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri.
"As a female filmmaker I have realized that there are numerous films about women but we didn't direct them. Women's stories have been portrayed featuring their bodies more than their achievements. We will be giving a real and significant voice to every woman of every ethnicity and age. We want these powerful women to be heard and seen for who they are and what they really represent."
- Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri
"In the final Organizing Stories workshop of the academic year, multidisciplinary mythopoeic artist, anthropologist, and social justice advocate Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri led a spirited workshop on the “heteropatriarchal gaze.” Pal-Chaudhuri first explained how this normative gaze, despite its intangibility, shapes the world and its stories. Pal-Chaudhuri described, “Having colonized the globe, the settler-colonial straight male gaze dominates film and art, distorting humanity’s representation and self-reflection through a narrow lens.” As Pal-Chaudhuri noted, this gaze can shape and be deployed by anyone, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, people are impacted by and have the capacity to ascribe to heteropatriarchal norms, often without realizing it.
As an artist, Pal-Chaudhuri uses film and digital storytelling to counteract this totalizing gaze. For her, storytelling is a political act. Referencing neuroeconomist Paul Zak, she noted some of the neurological effects storytelling has on the brain, such as an increase in cortisol and oxytocin, actually make individuals more likely to take action. Pal-Chaudhuri specifically re-employs mythology.