Women have fought throughout the years for their voice to be heard, shouting out loud for justice, demanding for their rights and equality, one of the ways in which what women live every day has been reflected is through art, poems, music and cinema, while there are several films based on real events that capture what they have fought for in the past so that new generations have better opportunities.
Here we tell you some of them.
The Suffragettes released in 2015, tells us the story of the first feminist movements in England at the beginning of the 20th centurybefore the outbreak of the First World War, women demand their political rights, more specifically the right to vote.
In the story we can see Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan), a young woman from the working class who is exploited in a laundromat since she was a child. Seeing that her peaceful protest has no results, Maud decides to ally with the suffragettes to be able to make the change and get the right to vote. In her fight for her dignity and that of her companions, the young woman will put her job, her family, her home and even her life at risk.
This movie is directed by Sarah Gavron and written by abi morgan and counts in its cast women known in the cinema as carey mulligan (The Great Gatsby, About Llewyn Davis, Drive), Helena Bonham Carter (Les Miserables, The King’s Speech), meryl streep (Ricki, Debt of Honor) and Anne Marie Duff (Trust no one, Parade’s End).
This film was the first in history to be shot in the UK Parliament, this with the permission of its members, you can find it at Amazon Prime Video, Claro Video, Apple TV and Youtube.
Another film that narrates the struggle of women in this case in the workplace is called as bombshelltranslated into Spanish as The scandal. Film released in 2019 directed by jay roach and written by Charles Randolphis starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie.
The film tells us about the events that occurred in 2016 at Fox News, experiencing one of the biggest media scandals in recent years, when one of its most recent former employees, Gretchen Carlson, denounced the founder and CEO, Roger Ailes, of sexual harassment from here on. more than twenty women joined the action and claimed to have been victims of the founder, from that moment all the secrets of the company came to light, this film won awards Oscar for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Makeuphey hairstyle in the year 2020you can find it in Netflix.
Hidden Figures released in 2016 directed by Theodore Melfi and written byr Melfi and Allison Schroederbased on the non-fiction book of the same name written by Margot Lee Shetterleytells us the history of African-American mathematics Katherine Johnson and her two friends Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jacksonwho while working in the Segregated Computing Division of the West Wing of the Langley Research Center, helped NASA in the Space Race, making John Glenn He became the first American astronaut to complete a full orbit of the Earth.
The three women managed to become the first African-American women to achieve goals impossible for women until then, paving the way for future generations who wanted to work at NASA.
The film stars Taraji P. Henson (Katherine Johnson), African-American mathematician who calculated the flight paths of Project Mercury and the Apollo 11 flight to the Moon (1969), and by Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst and Jim Parsons. It is located on the platform disneyplus.
Another film of this style is the one known as Cross Stories (2011), directed by Tate Taylor and starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer, is based on the novel maids and ladies of Kathryn Stockettthe film won the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer
The story is set in 1960s Mississippi, and tells the story of Skeeter (Emma Stone), a young woman from the southern United States who returns from college with dreams of becoming a writer. In order to fulfill her dream, she decides to interview African-American women who have spent their lives taking care of families in the area and will face the white ladies who are in charge of them, starting a social conflict that will revolutionize the vision of things.
Despite the problems she has with her neighbors and old friends, Skeeter decides to continue with her book together with Aibileen (Viola Davis), her best friend’s housekeeper, being crucial for more women to be encouraged to tell their stories. stories
Although it is a fictional novel, it captures the reality of many women who had to put up with abuse to be able to bring dinner to their homes, this film is on the platform of Star+.
Another novel adapted to the cinema on several occasions written by Louisa May Alcott is little womenthe most recent version of 2019 was written and directed by Greta Gerwigis starring saoirse ronanlike Jo March, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel and Chris Cooperthis is the seventh film adaptation.
The film tells us the story of Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg, four sisters in their teens, who live with their mother in a North America that is far away from its Civil War. With their varied artistic vocations and youthful desires, together they will discover the importance of family, pursuing dreams, the meaning of getting married and how beautiful it is to be a woman.
Each film adaptation is set reflecting the needs of society, on this occasion Greta Gerwig was in charge of pointing out what it truly means to be a woman and accepting that not all women have the same dreams and that’s fine, they can be found in Netflix.
Finally, the series that many loved is Anne with an E, based on the classic work of children’s literature by Lucy Maud montgomery from 1908, Anne of Green Gables, it was created by Moira Walley-Beckett for CBC and starred Amybeth McNulty (Anne Shirley) geraldine james (Marilla Cuthbert) R.H. Thomson (Matthew Cuthbert), Delilah Bela (Diana Barry) and Lucas Jade Zumann (Gilbert Blythe).
The series premiered on March 19, 2017 on CBC, and on May 12 of the same year internationally on Netflix. It was renewed for a second season in 2017 and a third in August 2018. Shortly after the third season premiered in 2019, CBC and Netflix announced that the series had been cancelled.
The series tells us the story of Anne Shirley, an orphan girl who lives in a small town called Avonlea that belongs to Prince Edward Island, in the year 1890. After a difficult childhood, where she went through different orphanages, she is sent by mistake to live with some brothers of the third age, having no remedy, she is adopted and from there Anne is going to transform her life as well as the ideas of the town.
Anne with an E addresses issues of orphanhood, child abandonment, social problems, gender inequality and freedom of expression in a very direct and easy way to digest for all viewers.
These are some of the films and series that transmit part of the history of women who achieved change, there are also fictional stories that inspire others to continue working for more opportunities, for them and future generations, there are many other stories that do not They have been counted and also many others that are yet to be created, the important thing is to continue raising the voice of the women who will make history.