To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are thrilled to announce the release of our latest short film – “Raise the Vibration” featuring voiceover by actor/activist/V-Day Board member Thandie Newton and words by Tony award winning playwright / One Billion Rising and V-Day founder Eve Ensler.
Directed by filmmaker Deborah Anderson (“My Revolution Lives In This Body”) and produced by One Billion Rising’s Ensler, Monique Wilson and Susan Celia Swan. The short reflects and celebrates the One Billion Rising campaign’s 2020 theme of “Raise The Vibration.” It honors all women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence).
It is a call to honor women’s agency over their bodies and their right to be safe and free, a call to move our bodies so that the freedom and energy we shake loose becomes a new energy bringing in a new future. A call to see, cherish, nurture, respect and protect our Mother Earth as we are not separate from her. Her life is our life.
“Raise the Vibration” features images from some of the hundreds of thousands of One Billion Rising events worldwide where activists, youth, survivors and artists take to the streets demanding an end violence against all women and girls. The risings are global, taking place in 180 countries; throughout Africa, Asia and South America. All 29 states in India are Rising. Hundreds of cities, high schools, theaters, towns in Germany, Poland, Italy, & the US are Rising.
“Bodies raging, bodies ready, bodies that will not be contained … bodies moving, dancing … dignity, integrity … dancing to know my body … Dance into this landscape … dance for our sons and daughters, dance the new world,” – Eve Ensler
In the midst of an international wave of right-wing nationalism, white supremacy, fascism, xenophobia misogyny, femicide, homophobia, transphobia, corporate greed and climate destruction, the One Billion Rising actions are a grassroots and global call to amplify the fight for gender, climate, economic and racial justice.
Together, we RISE to free all women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities) from sexual, physical, racial, economic, political, socio-cultural, ideological and climate crisis violence. RISE to end rape, battery, incest, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, sexual slavery and trafficking, child marriage, femicide, sexual, gender and reproductive oppression, violence towards LGBTQIA+ communities. RISE to end capitalism, colonization, racism, imperialism, war and climate catastrophe.
WATCH/SHARE the video: OneBillionRising.org/RaiseTheVibration
RISE 2020: Raise the Vibration, plan a RISING, a V-DAY benefit production, or a CITY OF JOY screening or house party in your college or community.
V-Day: Say It, Stage it – PRODUCE a V-Day benefit as an Artistic Uprising in your college/university, in your community
One Billion Rising: Raise the Vibration – RISE in your community, for your community
City of Joy: Turn Pain to Power – SCREEN the documentary, SUPPORT the Women in DR Congo