Film producer Sona Tatoyan speaks to healing the Armenian Genocide

Film producer Sona Tatoyan speaks to healing the Armenian Genocide

Sona Tatoyan with Lys Anzia – WNN Interviews (WNN) Istanbul, TURKEY, WESTERN ASIA: She believes in a new future for all Armenians. That’s what Syrian/Armenian/American actor and film producer Sona Tatoyan shared in a recent one-on-one interview with WNN – Women News Network. Tatoyan, as producer of an inspired upcoming film based on the book “Three Apples […]

When beauty collides with atrocity: Documenting acid violence through film

When beauty collides with atrocity: Documenting acid violence through film

Lys Anzia with documentary filmmaker Izabella Demavlys – WNN Interviews (WNN) Brussels, BELGIUM, WESTERN EUROPE: Two years ago photographer and documentary filmmaker Izabella Demavlys began work on a true story that will impact you for the rest of your life. This film is dedicated to ‘opening our eyes and hearts’ to a healing process that […]

Woman filmmaker in Iran sentenced to 18 months in prison

Woman filmmaker in Iran sentenced to 18 months in prison

WNN Breaking (WNN) Tehran, IRAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: In a contrasting Iranian political climate of acceptance and censure 29-year-old democracy green movement supporter and media personality Ms. Pegah Ahangarani, who is also an actress, documentary filmmaker and film director, has been sentenced by Iran’s conservative judiciary to 18 months in prison. Although the filmmaker has been […]

New film “Banaz: A Love Story” shows secret tragedy of ‘honour’ based violence

New film “Banaz: A Love Story” shows secret tragedy of ‘honour’ based violence

Leigh Cuen – WNN Reviews (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM: The Honour Based Violence Awareness Network says today the UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund statistics estimates that 5,000 “so-called honour” killings are committed around the world every year. Across the Western world there are rising levels of ‘honour’ violence. This form of crime is distinguished […]

Woman filmmaker reveals secret slavery of Armenian women

Woman filmmaker reveals secret slavery of Armenian women

Lisa A. Phillips – WNN Reviews (WNN) Stockholm, SWEDEN: Armenian filmmaker Suzanne Khardalian has done much to reveal the horrors of the Armenian genocide under the Ottoman government’s systematic decimation of Armenian citizens that began before World War I and lasted until the fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1923. Originally stretching across a large […]

ZIMBABWE: Even with ‘Tapestries of Hope’ girl child violence continues

ZIMBABWE: Even with ‘Tapestries of Hope’ girl child violence continues

Lakshmi Eassey – WNN Reviews (WNN) ZIMBABWE, Africa: Three-year-old Runyararo screams every time she sees a man. She was found abandoned at a bus station. When the Girl Child Network Worldwide (GCNW) took her for an examination there was evidence of sexual assault, and attempted penetration, a clear sign of rape though she has not […]

“The Whistleblower” film sharpens issues on sex-trafficking at the UN

“The Whistleblower” film sharpens issues on sex-trafficking at the UN

Lisa A. Phillips  – WNN Reviews UPDATED: 2 September, 2011 (WNN) BOSNIA: In 1999, Kathryn Bolkovac, a single mother from Nebraska and a seasoned cop, joined the U.N. peacekeeping force in Bosnia, a country still in tumult after its brutal civil war. Her job was to investigate the sex trafficking of young women from Eastern Europe. […]