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

Lee Broda

$6,916

by 41 supporters

$9,000 goal


Women Creating Change started with a deep passion of mine to bring together female filmmakers and artists from the Middle East and North Africa to create positive change in our region.

As I became more established in my career as a Film Producer I found myself increasingly surrounded by men within the industry, and while I loved working with them, I didn't understand why there weren't more women in those meaningful positions. I knew so many smart, talented and passionate ladies, but I wasn't working with any of them. 

This inspired me to start this beautiful community. In the summer of 2017 I gathered my Arab, Israeli and Persian friends, to sit in my living room and brainstorm about creating a united, inspiring, and safe community, in the hopes of overcoming the divisiveness and hatred that surrounded us.

During the last three and a half years we have come together and devoted our time, resources, connections, life, money and passion to build this incredible organization. We have big and meaningful dreams for our members and the extended community and we need your support to achieve them. 

I hope you will join me on this path of giving, and help us create more powerful and inspiring programs and events, so that we can open doors for female filmmakers from the Middle East and North Africa. 

Thank you so much for contributing to my campaign, together we are building an international community!  

Yours, 

Lee Broda


 תודה על התמיכה. תודה על האפשרות להמשיך לבנות קהילת נשים חזקה ומשמעותית לקולנועיות ויוצרות ישראליות וערביות. 

Team Members

Lee

$6,916

41 supporters

Shelly

$1,384

40 supporters

Inbal-Rotem

$820

33 supporters

Shahira

$590

5 supporters

Eliya

$420

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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