We go higher
When Delaney Colaio was nearly three years old, she lost her father and two uncles in the 9/11 attacks. After being asked in 2017 to deliver a victim’s statement at Guantanamo Bay against the men accused of the attacks, Delaney realized that she was not comfortable speaking on behalf of the 3,050 other kids who lost parents who she never knew, and began her journey to meet them for the first time. As filming progressed with more than fifty 9/11 Kids filmed, so did the world: Manchester. Las Vegas. Parkland. Delaney recognized how deeply connected survivors of trauma are, and in doing so, has taken a stand to ignite a global community of others holding candles of hope and activism. From the surviving loved ones of victims from the attacks of September 11th, Newtown, Orlando, Manchester, Las Vegas, and Parkland, comes HIGHER, a documentary that is a master class in resilience, teaching us the healing power of community and our shared need to belong.
Benefitting Tuesday’s Children
UNTITLED SERIES ON AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE IN WOMEN
Women Rising is in development on a series uncovering new truths on women and autoimmune diseases. Inspired by her personal experience, Women Rising founder Sara Hirsh Bordo is compelled to illuminate social factors that are contributing to the disproportionate rate of other women diagnosed and living with autoimmune diseases.
If you would like to participate in a current survey gathering insight for the series, click the image.
Women Rising is the founding partner, director, and producer of ProtectHer. With the belief that in order to safeguard the dorm rooms, we have to activate the influence of the locker rooms, ProtectHer is a first of its kind sexual assault prevention program focused on male athletes. The four-part film series is made up of a feature length documentary and three short companion pieces, accompanied by a companion educational curriculum. The program is available for license to schools and universities and delivered via a protected, proprietary digital platform.
Benefitting The White House's It's On Us Campaign
A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY
As producers of A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story, Women Rising oversaw every aspect of the film. Born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, Lizzie was bullied in school and online as she discovered a video labeling her “The Ugliest Woman in the World”. Lizzie’s story proves that there is life on the other side of bullying and that self-worth and compassion are essential on that journey. With a world premiere at SXSW, the film went on to win 10 festival awards and qualified for the Academy Award, turning Lizzie into a national hero along the way.
Benefitting The Megan Meier Foundation
Women Rising is proud to be a producer on this brave and personal award-winning animated film about a woman’s experience dealing with chronic pelvic pain. Directed by Shelby Hadden, Tightly Wound was inspired by her own powerful essay featured in Cosmopolitan, Bustle, and The Mighty. Awarded “Project of the Week” and “Project of the Month” on Indiewire, Tightly Wound is playing in festivals around the world in 2018.
Benefitting The International Pelvic Pain Society
TRI DELTA: Our Kind of Kind
Women Rising was asked to write, direct, and produce a short film to announce their new inclusion policy stating that anyone who identifies as female can be considered for membership. The positioning we wrote for the piece, Our Kind of Kind, has become the new hallmark for the members around the world.
LIZZIE’S FILM, EVERYONE’S STORY
Women Rising produced and directed an original two-part series titled “Lizzie’s Film, Everyone’s Story”, for Condé Nast Entertainment and Glamour.com. In the series, Lizzie hosts a Girl’s Night with 5 Glamour readers and discusses topics brought up in her film A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story - such as Bullying and Meanness, Female Empowerment, and The True Meaning of Beauty.
Benefitting The Megan Meier Foundation