Women Creating Change: 2021 Rising

Join courageous Middle Eastern & North African female filmmakers building SOLIDARITY and creating SOCIAL CHANGE through ARTISTIC COLLABORATION!

$11,095

166 supporters

$15,000 goal

Team Member

Eliya Reis

$420

by 5 supporters

$1,000 goal

About three years and a half ago, I became one of the first members of WCC, Women Creating Change, a hassling and bustling community of female filmmakers and performers from the Middle East and North Africa. From our first days together, bringing our lunch event to life in November 2017, it was very clear that we are all very similar.

Some of us grew up in our turmoiled region and came here to pursue their dreams in the entertainment industry. Others were born here to families of immigrants. But we all share the same fire of making a difference, pushing through barriers and fighting to bring our truths to the screen, weather it will be behind or in front of the camera/ stage.

Los Angeles, and in particularly Hollywood, with all its glory and beauty is not the easiest city to make your way in when you are not from here, don’t look a certain way, don’t sound a certain way. We have created a beautiful support system for our ladies, we started a conversation that surpassed all difference of religious, believes and culture, and asked our ladies, what do you need, how can we help.


Finding each other through the vast industry was one challenge, than we worked on finding our common grounds. The bridging between the divides part came naturally, without much efforts. Now we are on the game of uplifting everyone up the ladder. Weather it is with workshop, industry networking events, collaboration with other organizations in our sphere to introduce our activity to the world.

A lot have happened since, different faces came in and out, now it’s time to grow and offer all this beauty to more ladies, offer more to the ladies who are already here. We dream big, the sky is the limit.

This is where you all come in, an opportunity to join this magic: in order to accommodate our rapid growth it is time for us to establish our none profit status. This require some 💰 to hire legal assistance, red tape and office work.

With your assistance we have a few big plans for the coming year, establishing a mentorship program, accommodate collaborative projects, and hopefully create a film fund for our members down the line.

If you haven’t donated already or still looking for a place to show your support, this could be a great way to fill you heart.

Team Members

Eliya

$420

5 supporters

Lee

$6,916

41 supporters

Shelly

$1,384

40 supporters

Inbal-Rotem

$820

33 supporters

Shahira

$590

5 supporters

Natalie

$260

8 supporters

Batia

$100

6 supporters

Cassie

$130

1 supporter

Maya

$40

3 supporters

Lidiya

$30

2 supporters

Natasha

$20

2 supporters

Reem

$10

1 supporter

Event

Event Details

Please note: tickets are required to attend this event.

Stand Up For Her: Inspiration 2020

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!! ------> YOUR VIEWING LINK WILL BE IN YOUR RECEIPT EMAIL! <--------- Our show was a HUGE SUCCESS!! Our audience messaged us with EXCITEMENT and GRATITUDE!! ****** Stand Up 4 Her: Inspiration 2020 is an exciting, HILARIOUS, thought provoking and TEAR JERKING online event, which inspires both the performers and those watching them, and creates incredible UNITY between our diverse members! ****** The evening features powerful performances by renowned female comedians, poets, storytellers, performers and musicians who identify as Egyptian, Iranian, Iraqi, Israeli, Lebanese, Moroccan, Pakistani, Palestinian, Syrian and Turkish... all from the comfort of your couch! ****** “Stand Up For Her - Inspiration 2020” will have you laughing and crying, as you share this PHENOMENAL event with the world. Talk about UNITY through ART!

Location

This event will be hosted digitally.

------> YOUR VIEWING LINK WILL BE IN YOUR RECEIPT EMAIL! <--------- The fast-paced and exciting live event was recorded! A ticket grants you a link to a private online viewing.

Organizer

Story

Art can bridge cultural differences and give a voice to women who come from societies in which their voices are often forbidden. Join WCC’s grassroots movement that is empowering these inspiring women to showcase their EXTRAORDINARY talents, breaking stereotypes, while opening dialogue to bridge between contrary belief systems in the Middle East and North Africa!

IN OUR THREE YEARS, WOMEN CREATING CHANGE HAS:

  •  Created networking and unifying opportunities which resulted in 5 film projects collaborating between female MENA filmmakers and actresses.
  • Held 13 panels and masterclasses featuring speakers that are Israeli, Palestinian, Iranian and more, speaking openly about the industry.
  • Produced 2 incredible Variety shows of “Stand Up 4 Her”, which showcased the talents of comedians, filmmakers, artists, and poets from the entire MENA region.

Women Creating Change (WCC) was founded in 2017 by a group of passionate Israeli and Arab female filmmakers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). WCC is dedicated to celebrating the diverse MENA cultures through filmmaking and fostering an environment of tolerance, inclusion and solidarity between fellow MENA artists, who otherwise might never come together!

Your support will empower these unique voices through workshops, mentoring programs, networking and events! In fact, your donation will grant you access to our recent benefit Stand Up For Her: Inspiration 2020 that showcases their EXTRAORDINARY talents!

Pictures from "Stand Up 4 Her: INSPIRATION 2020" performances!!


STAND UP FOR HER: INSPIRATION 2020

This fast-paced and incredibly EMPOWERING virtual benefit took place online this month with great success and adoration!

Due to the popularity of the event and upon request of viewers, we have decided to share a private viewing link to the show recording - for those donors who want to watch it again and for new donors - check your emails!

The evening featured powerful performances by renowned female comedians, poets, storytellers, performers, and musicians who identify as Egyptian, Iranian, Iraqi, Israeli, Lebanese, Moroccan, Pakistani, Palestinian, Syrian and Turkish. The event was screened LIVE to a GLOBAL audience who were able to interact with each other on the chat! Talk about UNITY through ART!! 

“Stand Up For Her: Inspiration 2020” had the audience laughing and crying, and you too can share this PHENOMENAL event with the world. 

Please make your donation to get an access link to “Stand Up 4 Her: Inspiration 2020” and witness our talented community SHIMMER and SHINE!

The show is a great way to spend an EVENING IN with the family! 

(Rated R - comedians sure do love to swear! LOL )



LOOKING TO MAKE AN EVEN BIGGER IMPACT?

$100 and above - Social media shout-out in the WCC social channels!

$300 and above - Social media shout-out + Your logo on the WCC website + an original poem from Shelly Skandrani with a chosen subject!

$500 and above - Social media shout-out + Your logo on the WCC website + 45 mins meeting with producer Inbal-Rotem Sagiv for budgeting advice!

$1000 and aboveSocial media shout-out + Your logo on the WCC website + 45 mins meeting with producer Lee Broda, founder of LB Entertainment for industry advice on projects, financing, and casting!


Big or small, your contribution will help us expand our professional offerings and support 
for more Middle Eastern and North African female artists.



WHY DO WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT NOW MORE THAN EVER?

There are many who believe what we do is impactful, but unfortunately, those who are against our work have taken destructive action to hack our website. We must recreate our website so that we can continue to promote peaceful partnerships between opposing cultures. We are even more determined now, to rebuild, rejoin and expand!

Today, during COVID19, it is especially important for our community, most of which are far from their homes and families, to feel our support. It is a challenging time, and all of us around the world have been affected by the pandemic in some way.

WCC has taken this time of separation to build a stronger foundation for our organization and community. By moving our events online and meeting regularly during the pandemic, we have witnessed a deeper sense of support within our community, as well as the ability to connect with our MENA sisters worldwide. This is an opportunity to elevate our programs and events, and with them, our impact.

YOUR SUPPORT WILL ENABLE:

  • The creation of a secured website, that is interactive and engaging, showcases our members’ work and enables donations intake.
  • Programs that mentor MENA female filmmakers and accelerate their work within the industry.
  • Outreach efforts to secure partnerships with foundations and donors across the world, so we can create long-lasting initiatives.
  • To grow a MENA sisterhood that inspires and supports women to share their stories, across cultures and continents.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT. YOU MAKE THIS CHANGE POSSIBLE.



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