Diana Means interviews Executive Director of Women Voices Now Heidi Basch-Harod about the history and programs of Women Voices Now.
About Women Voices Now
Women’s Voices Now is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that uses film to drive positive social change that advances women's and girls' rights globally. Their annual film festival promotes emerging women filmmakers using social-change films to advocate for women’s and girls’ rights around the world.
About Heidi Basch-Harod
As Executive Director, Heidi brings her experience in international human rights advocacy from her work with Tibetan Nuns Project, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the U.S. Congress, and the Palestine-Israel Journal. She is a published author whose works can be found in several publications, including: Open Democracy, Palestine-Israel Journal, Tel Aviv Notes, Working Mother, The WVoice, and the edited volume, Kurdish Awakening: Nationbuilding in a Fragmented Homeland. She wrote the monograph, The Kurdish Women of Turkey: Building a Nation, Struggling for Gender Parity, (Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies). Heidi is a producer of the award-winning documentary HonorDiaries, and also of the acclaimed short film In Search of America, Inshallah. In 2021 Heidi received a Daytime Emmy for her role as Producer of the “Girls Voices Now” series, in collaboration with Here Media.
Organizations and links discussed in the podcast
Alliance of Women Filmmakers is proud to partner with Women Voices Now to present this podcast.
Editing by Otaku Media