This is the on-demand recording of the panel, to watch live on the 31st October please click here.
Raindance partners with 16 Days 16 Films - a Modern Films and Kering Foundation initiative - for this panel discussion on how film can be used as a tool for social change, on the subject of gender-based violence, inequality and discrimination.
Advocates from the film industry and social activism are joined by Elli Toivoniemi - producer of FORCE OF HABIT - to speak on how both systemic abuse and everyday sexism can be challenged through film itself, practical filmmaking, and global audiences - working towards the right to feel safe; creating meaningful discussion around ending violence against woman in all its forms.
Speakers: Sarah D’Angelis, UK Says No More; Elli Toivoniemi, Director and Producer, FORCE OF HABIT; Ted Bunch, A Call to Men
Full list of Speakers TBA
In Partnership with 16 Days 16 Films
Elli Toivoniemi is an award-winning producer-director from production company Tuffi Films based in Helsinki, Finland. She has been working as a producer since 2009 and has produced and co-produced films and series in all forms and lengths, including six feature films. Toivoniemi is an EAVE & ACE producer graduate, and is a co-founder-owner of the production company Tuffi Films, and behind acclaimed films like the Academy Award nominated short fiction Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? (2014).
The newest project she is behind is anthology series Force of Habit, exploring how women are discriminated against because of their gender in public and private life. This all-female production covers 11 episodes and a single feature film by fifteen writers and directors, including herself. Currently she is working as a producer on live action fantasy family feature film Sihja – The Rebel Fairy (2021) as well as the second season of Carpe Fcking Diem TV-serie.
Sarah D’Angelis is The Violence Against Women and Girls Partnerships Manager for UK SAYS NO MORE, creating survivor-led, partnership based solutions for domestic abuse and sexual violence. She recently hosted their first in conversation event with Rose McGowan and co-created the national Safe Spaces scheme, increasing opportunities for victims of domestic abuse to access specialist support, safely.
Sarah is committed to changing the societal narrative that exists around sexual violence, having previously founded a rape crisis centre and fulfilled consultancy roles both nationally and internationally.
Ted Bunch is an educator, author, activist, and lecturer working to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls. As the chief development officer for A CALL TO MEN™, Ted is internationally recognized for his efforts to prevent violence against women while promoting a healthy, respectful manhood. He is a leading voice on issues of manhood, male socialization and its intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all women and girls.