[ABU Special] Geena Davis on Gender Inequality in Media
On this week’s Seoul Report, we meet Geena Davis, an Academy Award winner who starred in such films as “Thelma and Louise”, “a League of their own”, and popular TV series “Commander in Chief.
As the International Telecommunication Union’s special envoy, Davis visited South Korea and delivered a speech at a forum, “Women with the Wave” of The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union’s General Assembly.
On the day that coincided with the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl Children (Oct. 11), the long-time advocate of women and girls spoke about her works aimed at diversifying media portrayals of women for children, and combat gender stereotyping.
Filmmaker Josh Kim
Dr. Dugkeun Park, Ministry of Public Safety and Security
Brother Anthony, Emeritus Professor, Sogang University
Fitri Isenbeck & Courtney Snede, SIWA (Seoul International Women’s Association)
Hyeon-seon Choi, Director, The Korea Foundation & Bulgarian Rock Musician Miryan Kostadinov
Bryan Do, the Hand and Malt Brewing Company
Stewart Ho, Seoul Tourism Organization
Cassandra Monjo, 2015 Korean Language Video Contest Winner
Jean Héon, Quidam in Seoul (Cirque de Soleil)
Stewart Ho, Seoul Tourism Organization (STO)