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Netflix, UN Women launch ‘Because She Watched’ for Int’l Women’s Day

Netflix, UN Women launch ‘Because She Watched’ for Int’l Women’s Day

Netflix and UN Women launched “Because She Watched” for International Women’s Day. It is a special Netflix collection of series, documentaries and films for the celebration.

The collection will be available all throughout the year. It is curated by female creators including filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown, Pose‘s Janet Mock. It also includes Salma Hayek, Sophia Loren, Laurie Nunn, To All the Boys star Lana Condor and more.


According to Anita Bhatia, UN Women Deputy Executive Director, “this collaboration is about taking on the challenge of telling women’s stories and showing women in all their diversity.”

“It’s about making visible the invisible, and proving that only by fully representing and including women on screen, behind-the-camera, and in our narratives overall, society will truly flourish,” she added.

Meanwhile, the International Women’s Day will happen on March 8. In fact, it will be themed by, “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights.” Inspiring the women through stories is the aim of the collection.

Below is the list of the women who helped curate “Because She Watched,” in honor for International Women’s Day:

  1. Alejandra Azcárate  (Colombia) – Vis a Vis
  2. Alice Wu  (United States) – Frances Ha
  3. Andrea Barata Ribeiro  (Brazil) – Sex Education
  4. Anna Winger  (Germany) – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  5. Ava DuVernay  (United States) – A Wrinkle in Time
  6. Barbara Lopez  (Mexico) – Scandal
  7. Beren Saat  (Turkey) – Bird Box
  8. Bruna Mascarenhas  (Brazil) – Quien te cantará
  9. Cecilia Suárez  (Mexico) –  Marriage Story
  10. Chris Nee  (United States) – Orange is the New Black
  11. Christian Serratos  (United States) – The Goop Lab
  12. Cindy Bishop  (Thailand) – Anne with an E
  13. Elena Fortes  (Mexico) – Atlantique
  14. Esther Acebo  (Spain) – Chef’s Table: Bo Songvisava
  15. Fadily Camara  (France) – How to Get Away with Murder
  16. Fanny Herrero  (France) – Je Parle Toute Seule
  17. Fatimah Abu Bakar  (Malaysia) – Babies
  18. Francesca Comencini  (Italy) – What Happened, Miss Simone?
  19. Giovanna Ewbank  (Brazil) – The Most Beautiful Thing
  20. Hanna Ardéhn  (Sweden) – Silence of the Lambs
  21. Hazar Erguclu  (Turkey) – House of Cards
  22. Hend Sabry  (Egypt) – Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
  23. Ida Elise Broch  (Norway) – RuPaul’s Drag Race
  24. Janet Mock  (United States) – Paris Is Burning
  25. Joyce Cheng  (Hong Kong) – Queer Eye
  26. Juliana Vicente  (Brazil) – When They See Us
  27. Kemi Adetiba  (Nigeria) – King of Boys
  28. Kiara Advani  (India) – Lust Stories
  29. Lali Espósito  (Argentina) – Notting Hill
  30. Lana Condor  (United States) – Grace and Frankie
  31. Lauren Morelli  (United States) – Julie & Julia
  32. Laurie Nunn  (England) – The Keepers
  33. Laverne Cox  (United States) – A Call to Courage
  34. Liz Garbus  (United States) – She’s Gotta Have It
  35. Logan Browning  (United States) – Someone Great
  36. Lynn Fainchtein  (Mexico) – 2001:Space Odyssey
  37. Marcela Benjumea  (Colombia) – Dead to Me
  38. Mercedes Morán  (Argentina) – Aquarius
  39. Mika Ninagawa  (Japan) – In the Realm of the Senses
  40. Millie Bobby Brown  (United Kingdom) – Miss Americana
  41. Mina El Hammani  (Spain) – ¿Qué Co#o Está Pasando?
  42. Mindy Kaling  (United States) – Chewing Gum
  43. Mira Lesmana (Indonesia): ROMA
  44. Mithila Palkar (India): Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette
  45. Nahnatchka Khan (United States): Young Adult
  46. Ngô Thanh Vân (Vietnam): Wonder Woman
  47. Nosipho Dumisa (South Africa): Gravity
  48. Pathy Dejesus (Brazil): Raising Dion
  49. Paulina Garcia (Chile): Deux Jours, Une Nuit
  50. Petra Costa (Brazil): Feminists: What Were They Thinking?
  51. Salma Hayek (Mexico): Unbelievable
  52. Sandi Tan (Singapore): Russian Doll
  53. Shefali Shah (India): Delhi Crime
  54. Sophia Loren (Italy): The Crown
  55. Yalitza Aparicio (Mexico): Knock Down the House
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