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The Kering Foundation is proud to announce its new partnership with TrustLaw, a Thomson Reuters' global pro bono service that provides free legal support to social enterprises and NGOs.
By helping these organizations with law issues, TrustLaw enables them to focus on their mission while being more effective and fostering social change. To do so, TrustLaw created a network connecting NGOs and social entrepreneurs with top law firms from around the world offering free legal assistance.
To date, TrustLaw network counts over 1,200 members in 145 countries. By joining this community, all partners supported by the Kering Foundation are eligible for fast-track access to TrustLaw in order to access free legal assistance around the world.
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For the 4th year, the Kering Corporate Foundation in association with the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund presents the Spotlighting Women Documentary Awards. Three film projects have been chosen for highlighting the courage of women around the world.
The 2014 winners are:
AWAKENING, Directed by Gini Reticker; Produced by Beth Levison. Against the backdrop of the Arab uprisings, Awakening – a multimedia initiative anchored by a documentary film – tells the stories of five fearless women from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region who risk everything in their fight for human rights for all, despite flagrant efforts to silence them.
INDIA’S DAUGHTER, Directed and Produced by Leslee Udwin. This documentary pays tribute to the remarkable and inspiring short life of Jyoti Singh and documents the brutality of her gang-rape and murder in Delhi in 2012. It also examines the mindset of the perpetrators, and it sets these specifics against a wider in-depth exploration of why rape happens.
THE STORM MAKERS, Written and Directed by Guillaume Suon; Produced by Rithy Panh and Julien Roumy. Filmmaker Guillaume Suon turns his cinematic lens on globalization and contemporary Cambodia.
The grantees were selected by a jury comprised of: Claire Aguilar (Executive Content Advisor for Independent Television Service - ITVS); Actor and Producer Alec Baldwin; Producer & Director Ross Kauffman (E-TEAM, BORN INTO BROTHELS); Multiple Grammy® winning singer/songwriter and Partner in Get Lifted Film Co. John Legend and Alyse Nelson (President and CEO of Vital Voices).
In addition to funding, grantees will each receive year-round support from TFI, including one-on-one guidance and consultations to help each film to reach completion, enter the marketplace, and find broader audiences.
Every year, the Kering Foundation in association with the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund rewards three documentary film projects chosen to highlight the courage and extraordinary strength of character of women around the world. Winner of a 2012 Spotlighting Women Documentary Awards, The Supreme Price by Joanna Lipper is showed this month at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in the US. The film tells the story of Hafsat Abiola – also CHIME FOR CHANGE Advisory Board Member - who fights to transform a corrupted culture of governance into a democracy capable of serving Nigera’s most marginalized population, women.
The Kering Foundation is proud to promote the Premiere of The Supreme Price at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival on June 19, in New York. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Joanna Lipper and Hafsat Abiola.
More info on Human Rights Watch Film Festival: http://ff.hrw.org/film/supreme-price?city=5
Or on Joanna Lipper’s website: http://www.joannalipper.com/filmmaker/supreme-price
Here is the PSA (Public Service Annoucement) on campus sexual assault released by the White House on last April 29th. President Obama, Vice President Biden, Daniel Craig, actors Benicio Del Toro, Dulé Hill, Seth Meyers and Steve Carell are passing the message on: « 1 is 2 Many ».
In the US, April was proclaimed "National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month". Every year, it gives the opportunity to raise awareness of sexual violence in a country where were 1 in 5 young women will be victim of sexual assault while they are in college.
This year, the American government created a Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. Some of the outcomes were the release of a First Report and the design of an information website (Not Alone) dedicated to combatting sexual violence.