«Women on screen and behind the screen»Panel discussion by Odesa International Film Festival and UN Women Ukraine. Date:16 July 2019

«Women on screen and behind the screen»Panel discussion by Odesa International Film Festival and UN Women Ukraine. Date:16 July 2019
Venue:Rodina cinema, Mechnikova str., 104, Odesa. AGENDA 15:00 – 16:00
Panel discussion on «Women on screen and behind the screen»
Moderator: Yaroslava Kravchenko, TV host, founder of Wild Theatre, HeForShe Ukraine Advocate
Participants: Mania Akbari, an Iranian filmmaker, artist.
Denis Ivanov, general director of Arthouse Traffic film company.
Volodymyr Voitenko, film critic, TV host, chairman of the Board of the Ukrainian Film Academy
Main topics for discussion:
• Gender equality in the film industry: increasing momentum in the last year amidst the ongoing reflection sparked by the global anti-sexual harassment #metoo movement and Hollywood’s Time’s Up campaign.
• A shift in the portrayal of women on screen: what is the image of a woman today and what does these changes mean.
• The opportunities for women within the industry and creating role models – as characters onscreen and in real life behind the lens – to inspire the next generation.
• What can be done to achieve gender equality in film and TV?