Diplomats express support for Taiwan int’l women’s film festival

Focus Taiwan
Date: 09/03/2020
By: William Yen

Pecha Lo (left), Diane Sovereign (second left), 9m88 (third left), and Nicolas Rouilleault (center) / CNA photo Sept. 3, 2020

Taipei, Sept. 3 (CNA) Newly arrived officials in foreign representative offices in Taiwan on Thursday threw their weight behind an annual international film festival in Taipei that aims to raise awareness and focus on issues that affect women and society.

At a press conference for the "27th Women Make Waves Int'l Film Festival, Taiwan," Diane Sovereign, chief of the Public Diplomacy Section at the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), said that her office has forged a close cooperation with the organizers and strongly supports the festival for providing a platform for female filmmakers.

She commended the festival for challenging gender stereotypes and promoting women filmmakers by giving a more gender balanced view of the world.

"To see all those young, shy women filmmakers up there, they seem surprised to be called up but they have a voice. Maybe they are shy personally, but their films have a great voice," said Sovereign, who arrived in Taiwan a month ago.    [FULL  STORY]

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