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‘Woman’ – the voice of women across the world

Directed by Anastasia Mikova and Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Woman is a remarkable documentary, which brings to the screen almost 2000 women, from 50 countries. It focuses on what it means to be a woman in today’s world by looking at various topics in women’s lives, both big and small. It was graded on Baselight by freelance colourist, Stéphane Azouze, who had worked with Mikova and Arthus-Bertrand as DIT (Digital Imaging Technician) on an earlier project called Human.

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Human saw Mikova and Arthus-Bertrand interview men, women and children all over the world. “Men were really happy to share their story,” Mikova, who was then the first assistant to the director, recalled. “They were proud and quite at ease talking in front of the camera. But the women at first would be quite suspicious – why were we asking all these questions?

“However, once in front of the camera, it was like they had been waiting for this moment their whole lives – things that they had kept inside for many years could finally be released. It was so powerful and so incredible.”

The two directors began working on the project four years ago, before the #metoo movement and the Weinstein affair and were not surprised by the events that unfolded. 

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“Once in front of the camera, it was like they had been waiting for this moment their whole lives – things that they had kept inside for many years could finally be released. It was so powerful and so incredible.”

 

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