#GAReads | Asian World Film Festival Puts Women Front and Center

 still from  The Pillow Book

still from The Pillow Book

Asian World Film Festival Puts Women Front and Center”:

Chairman Mao, arguably the most influential Asian individual of the 20th century, famously said that “women hold up half the sky.” He was referring, of course, to China’s vast population and acknowledging the fact that the country needed its female labor force to grow its economy and become competitive with the rest of the industrial world.

And now, as women proactively raise their profile across the entertainment industry in many nations, all eyes are on the way female activists are sparking a cultural change in show business.

Along these lines, the Asian World Film Festival’s theme for 2018 is female empowerment and the role and growing professional influence of women in the film industry of the Asian continent.

Read Peter Caranicas’ full article at Variety here…