Posts Tagged International Women’s Day
The celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8 [the 100th anniversary of the day, in fact]), got me thinking about Peter Gabriel’s song with Youssou N’Dour, Shakin’ The Tree. Tonight I stumbled across this version of the song that I had never heard before.
This version is more understated than I am used to, but as with all things Gabriel, I love that he has a variety of versions for the song out there.
What is International Women’s Day? As noted at WeAreEQUALS.org: “The UN explains it perfectly as, ‘the story of ordinary women as makers of history; it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men’. It’s a day that’s as relevant today, as it was when it was first marked in 1911. Back then, an impressive one million women and men attended rallies in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland all demanding the right for women to vote, hold public office, work and have equal pay.”
To mark the day, the organization had a video short produced. As detailed in this press release: “The two-minute short, specially commissioned for International Women’s Day, sees 007 star Daniel Craig undergo a dramatic makeover as he puts himself, quite literally, in a woman’s shoes.
Directed by acclaimed ‘Nowhere Boy’ director/conceptual artist Sam Taylor-Wood, scripted by Jane Goldman (‘Kick Ass’) and featuring the voice of Dame Judi Dench reprising her role as ‘M’, the film will be screened in cinemas and streamed online in a bid to highlight the levels of inequality that persist between men and women in the UK and worldwide. It is the first film featuring Bond to be directed by a woman.”
Thanks to Dustin Harbin for making me aware of the video.