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Girls Impact the World Film Screening at Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center For Media, 25 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019, USA

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Join Connecther at the Paley Center for Media for "Creating Impact through the Girls Impact the World Film Festival”, an exciting evening of films, industry speakers, and calls for social change through powerful storytelling.

Special guests will speak on engaging students to create social change around the world. Films from the Girls Impact the World Film Festival will be screened.

During the evening we will also be announcing a very special launch: The Paley Center Classroom Series featuring GITW FilmsThis class uses short films from the Girls Impact the World Film Festival, that focus on a variety of global women's issues, including health, microfinance initiatives, child marriage, body image, and poverty alleviation as a catalyst for critical media analysis and raising awareness.  Paley Center educators will screen films and lead discussions for groups of high school and college aged students.  Follow us @connecther!  Contact for questions.


Abigail E. Disney is a filmmaker and philanthropist. Her longtime passion for women’s issues and peacebuilding culminated in her first film, the acclaimed Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Abigail produced the groundbreaking PBS mini-series Women, War & Peace, the most comprehensive global media initiative ever mounted on the role of women in peace and conflict. She has played a role in many film projects and is currently at work on a film highlighting the key role of women in the Arab Awakening. She founded the Daphne Foundation, Peace is Loud and co-founded, along with 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, the Gbowee Peace Foundation, USA.

Eloise DeJoria is an actress and philanthropist. She is a presenting sponsor and finalist judge for the Girls Impact the World Film Festival. In addition to being the spokesmodel for Paul Mitchell, Eloise uses her time and talents to help people lead healthy, fulfilled lives. She focuses her efforts on recovery programs, the arts and promoting the rights and well-being of women and girls.

Muna AbuSulayman is considered one of the most influential Arab and Muslim Media personalities. She is Co-Founder of as well as seeral pan-Arab philanthropic initiatives such as Help4Syria and the Translated Scholarly Journals Store (TSJS). She is also the former founding Secretary General of the the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, the philanthropic arm of HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal's and co-host of one of Arab TV's most popular social programs, Kalam Nawaem ("Softly Speaking"). In August 2013, Ms. AbuSulayman was announced as the Global Ambassador of Silatech.

Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda is a human rights lawyer from Zimbabwe. She is currently the General Secretary of the World YWCA, a grassroots global movement of 25 million women and girls in 125 countries who are mobilizing for peace and justice.  She came to lead the World YWCA after 10+ years with the United Nations, where she served as Regional Director for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in Eastern and Horn Africa. She is also involved in getting young women to the table for peace negotiations.

Zainab Salbi is a global force on the issues of women’s rights, female empowerment, and foreign policy. She is a frequent visitor to countries affected by ongoing wars and civil strife. In 1993, when Ms. Salbi heard about the Bosnian rape camps, she was moved to action and has pursued humanitarian pursuits ever since. She is the founder of Women for Women International and served as the organization’s CEO from 1993 to 2011.

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Saturday, September 20th, 2014 7:00 pm –  9:30 pm


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