Half the Sky Movie Screening

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Mayflower Arts Center

9 West Main Street

Troy, OH 45373

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The second film in our 2016 Freedom Film Series is Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. The film is based on the widely acclaimed book by Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn was filmed in 10 countries and follows Kristof, WuDunn, and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls. The linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality — which needlessly claim one woman every 90 seconds — present to us the single most vital opportunity of our time: the opportunity to make a change. All over the world women are seizing this opportunity.

The goal of Free To Run's Freedom Film Series is to bring issues of social justice to the forefront in our community, and inspire and empower people to take action. The series is made possible in part through a grant from the Miami County Foundation.

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Troy, OH 45373

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