Netflix for women? Possibly. Women and Girls Lead, a media campaign to empower and activate women in their communities, has launched #SheDocs, an online film festival for women. The fest offers 10 acclaimed women-centric documentaries, including “MAKERS: Women Who Make America.” All of the independently produced documentaries are available to viewers for free in honor of Women’s History Month and feature women conquering obstacles to achieve their dreams.
Losci Ferra, campaign manager for Women and Girls Lead told Ms. that she hopes the documentaries stimulate a legion of girls and women to embrace activism and leadership.
“We want to provide inspiring content about girls and women who are rising into leadership and defying odds. We’re hoping the people watching these films will see these amazing women reflected in themselves,” she said.
#SheDocs is using OVEE, a multimedia platform to promote social screenings similar to live-tweeting. This is crucial to reaching women.
“We can leverage the power of social media to spread the word and expand our reach to new audiences,” Ferra explained.
All the documentaries are being streamed online and Ferra hopes this will fuel women to host screening parties and use social media to spread the world.
“We want people to share these films, talk about them and see how they themselves can contribute to society and take on these leadership capacities,” she told Ms.