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Looking at the world through a woman’s eyes: WOMAN, the film by Anastasia Mikova and Yann Arthus-Bertrand

BNP Paribas is supporting the release of WOMAN, a film directed by Anastasia Mikova and Yann Arthus-Bertrand as a tribute to women around the world. Previewed at the 76th Venice Film Festival in September 2019, the film received the Premio Sfera 1932 award and will be released in cinemas on 4 March 2020. The Group is the film’s main partner.

A story that gives a voice to the women of the world

WOMAN is a documentary directed by Anastasia Mikova and Yann Arthus-Bertrand following on from the HUMAN project released in 2017. By bringing together nearly 2000 testimonies from women filmed in more than 50 countries, the project makes women’s voices heard and highlights the place they occupy in the world now and in the future.

The film brings the women’s lives to the screen, each shaped by her family background, culture or faith. It underscores their determination and their capacity to change the world, despite the numerous difficulties they face. WOMAN tackles themes as varied as maternity, education, marriage and financial independence...

The film takes an admiring look at all those women who, in their own way, assert themselves and combat stereotypes. A message of love and hope sent to all women around the world. An attempt to understand their lives, to look back at what has been achieved as well as everything that remains to be done. 

WOMAN promotes their struggle, their stories and their actions.

The film’s profits will be donated to the WOMAN(s) (Women on media and news - school) association, whose main mission will be to train women and girls around the world in media professions.

Watch the trailer for the film

BNP Paribas supports WOMAN

BNP Paribas, which has been committed to equal rights between men and women for many years, is supporting WOMAN as a main partner

For 15 years now, BNP Paribas has been committed to equal rights for women and men. We do this through the charters we sign, the commitments we make and the initiatives we carry out. As the Thematic Champion of UN Women's HeForShe movement, I am pleased that our Group is helping to build a world in which the talents and aspirations of women can be fully expressed.” 

Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Board Member and CEO of BNP Paribas

For several years the Group has also supported initiatives by the French director Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Having supported the 6 then 7 billion Others project and the HUMAN exhibition in 2017, the Group is also a founding member of the GoodPlanet Foundation, launched by Yann Arthus-Bertrand in 2005 to make ecology and humanism a focal point of awareness and to inspire people to take practical action for the planet.

To mark the release of WOMAN, BNP Paribas set out to make the film accessible to as many people as possible by organising screenings in more than 15 countries.

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