Cradle My Heart Radio welcomes Evan Grae Davis director of the documentary It’s a Girl
[UPDATE: 11-18-13 podcast posted]
In 2012, Evan Davis sounded an alarm. And the world is listening.
The film gained an international audience and raised awareness of the widespread practices of sex-selective abortion and female infanticide in Asia. Over 200 million girls are missing in India and China alone–representing a larger number of women than the entire female population of the United States.
Davis’ work shone a light on the far-reaching implications of a truly global war on women at the earliest stages of life.
This week Davis returns with his new film Female: The World War on Women. Forced abortion and gendercide are central to the story, but the film also reveals women subject to violence and oppresstion by way of the feminization of poverty, cultural practices of child marriage, systemic rape in times of war, and the threat of becoming a throwaway widow.
The problems are stark and sobering.
But there is hope. Healing from abortion is a first step Christian women can take. And we’ll explore how.
Join us on Cradle My Heart Radio with Kim Ketola Sunday November 17 to hear how you can be part of the solution.
From Evan Grae Davis‘ bio:
Husband, father, filmmaker, activist; Evan Grae Davis has traveled the world with camera in hand for nearly two decades, advocating for social justice through writing and directing short documentaries and educational videos mobilizing support for non-profits and NGO’s championing the cause of the poor and exploited. Evan has consulted with and worked along side over 100 regional, national and international organizations, helping them tell their stories and mobilize support for their cause. In 2012, Evan released his first independent, feature length documentary film, It’s a Girl, asking why nearly 200 million women are missing in the world today– killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. Shot on location in India and China, It’s a Girl reveals the issue and asks why this is happening, and why so little is being done to save girls and women. It’s a Girl has screened in hundreds of locations around the world in over 20 countries. With nearly half a million people joining the cause to end gendercide so far as a result of his film, Evan is on a mission to mobilize a movement to restore dignity and value to the girls of India and China.
Evan and his film has been featured in countless radio and media interviews, articles and reviews, including BBC Radio, NPR, New Internationalist, Ms. Magazine, World Magazine, The Atlantic, Voice of America, Christianity Today, Emirates Women Magazine, CBC Radio, IndieWire, Movie Guide, Frontpage Magazine, The Catholic World Report and many more. Evan has spoken at screenings and events globally, including colleges and universities, film festivals, at the European and British Parliaments and on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Evan has spoken onTEDx stages in South Asia and the U.S., challenging leaders and influencers from all over the world to act to stand against gendercide– one of the most significant human rights issue of our time and the greatest form of violence against women in the world today.