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Film Industry: Metoo Co-Founder and Opening Remarks

film industry: Over the past 12 months, women have been a central part of the conversation in the news and we've made much needed noise, said TIFF executive director Mich le Maheux in her opening remarks, according to NOW Magazine. It's not been without pain, but the sisterhood that has emerged as a result reminds us all that we are in it together and that we're not alone. Two days after TIFF's opening night, hundreds assembled near John and King for the Share Her Journey rally, the festival's five-year commitment to strengthen opportunities for women in the film industry. The event featured a line-up of nine speakers including Oscar winner Geena Davis, director Amma Asante and the After MeToo co-founder and Canadian actor Mia Kirshner. The first speaker was Geena Davis, who spoke about founding her research institute more than a decade ago after realizing that so many of the TV shows her young daughter watched featured very few female characters. Each speaker talked about their own experiences of gender inequality working in film, which touched on issues like representation on screen and the lack of support for sexual assault survivors. ( As reported in the news.