Women Reshaping the World

Women around the world suggests you have a look at these TED talks. They portray the sharing of ideas, hopes, struggles from women around the world: Women Reshaping the World

Below are examples of two personal stories that really touched me. The first one is about Nadia Al-Sakkaf,  the editor of the Yemen Times. She describes the Yemen she wants to show to the world. She ‎also points out the Western viewpoint regarding her country in particular and the rest of the non-Western world in general. As she says: « We fear what we don’t know…and we hate what we fear ». I believe she is right. In most of cases, we fear what we do not know or at least we sometimes believe too easily and quickly the preconceptions of Western media.

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The second documentary deals with Shirin Neshat, an Iranian-born artist.

She explains the paradox of being an artist in exile: a voice for her people, but unable to go home. She portrays the consequences of the 1979 Revolution and the rise of Islamic society in Iran.

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