Humaira: The Dream Catcher
Chime for Change, the global campaign for girls’ and women’s empowerment founded by Gucci, has today announced the launch of its storytelling platform, designed to shine a light on stories celebrating and spotlighting courageous girls and women around the world. Through a combination of short films and journalistic content, the powerful stories are centered on the individuals who live them, and aim to inspire conversation and community participation by raising awareness among a global audience.
To mark the launch of the storytelling platform, Chime for Change, led by a founding committee comprised of Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, Salma Hayek Pinault and Beyonce Knowles-Carter, has released five original short films, told through the lens of creative filmmakers who have been inspired to share previously untold compelling stories with the world.
The films first premiered earlier this month during The Sound of Change Live concert event on June 1, which gathered together some of the world’s most talented artists and renowned activists to raise funds and awareness for girls’ and women’s empowerment. The films are available to view and download through the www.chimeforchange.org homepage and on YouTube.
In addition, a special version of Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Humaira: The Dream Catcher has been released this week. Featuring a voiceover by Madonna, this version of Humaira: The Dream Catcher chronicles the life of a young woman who is fighting to educate girls in her community. Through sheer determination, she has set up a school that now educates over 1200 children, each for one cent a day.