Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Geena Davis Institute and Women in Film/TV to Launch Global Symposium on Gender at London Film Fest

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media is taking their research global. The institute, founded by the Academy Award-winning gender-equality advocate, is teaming up with the BFI London Film Festival and Women in Film and Television to launch the Institute's first Global Symposium on Gender in Media to take place outside of the US. The symposium will kick off on October 8, just one day after the festival opens with Sarah Gavron's "Suffragette," which chronicles British women's fight for the right to vote.  BFI CEO Amanda Nevill CBE will introduce the first panel, a consideration of how films can influence global issues relating to girls and women.  “Media...

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