[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.
Clare Hartwieg, Editor of Daejeon Writing Group
Ana Lucia, Co-founder & Chief Operations Officer of Arum Namu Cosmetics
Canadian Mezzo-soprano Susan Platts
Paul Carver, Head of the Seoul Global Center
Sung Ha-eun, Director of Good Neighbors Geneva International Cooperation Office
Actor/Artistic Director Lauren Ash-Morgan & Actor/Director Michael Downey, Seoul Shakespeare Company
David Shaffer, Professor of English, Chosun University
Julio Gonzalez & Derell Edward Jones, Gracias Choir
Stereotype, British-Influenced Korean Indie Band
Andy Tebay & Nikola Medimorec, Co-authors, KOJECTS