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The single fact that the documentary uses real life experiences is justification enough of its validity. The authors and directors took upon themselves to visit the real “ground”. Here, they get to interview women who have encountered the experiences first hand. This is as opposed to relying on second hand information from others who do not know what it feels like. Endorsements by world renowned leaders have also cemented the support the documentary has achieved. Bishop Desmond Tutu and Hillary Clinton are some of the leaders who have a great portfolio and have supported the mobilisation. Celebrities such as Eva Mendes have also taken upon themselves to work at improving the living conditions of the women featured there in. With such a backing, the film is definitely on the right trend in as far as reaching more afflicted women is concerned (Half the sky, 2012).
The need for a global awakening is the common ground for all these celebrities and they all feel a major change can be experienced if everyone who is willing would make a deliberate effort to improve the life of women. The reliance on women in most parts of the world is especially a driving force of the move. As it is, women (especially in the afflicted regions) have to take care of their children; almost alone. This then makes it a trend with infinite possibilities as children are not exempted from the struggle and pain (Half the sky, 2012).
Without connecting with the audience, the need to have more people learn about the suffering women are subjected to can only be a dream. The need to bring the situation just as it is, is a necessary measure in ensuring that the intended objective is achieved. As it is, any age group, race, gender can view the documentary. Its universal viewership is meant to go a long way in ensuring that the message goes all over (Half the sky, 2012).
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Despite of what the figures have to say, the general public is largely unaware of the issue. Most of the trafficked children have similar stories for their listeners. It begins with the impoverished and helpless children, meeting the agents who allure them into the business by offering money and/or educational benefits in return.
WuDunn shows that this is indeed not the case, borrowing Nobel Prize winning economist Amartya Sen’s famous conclusion that “over a hundred million women are missing”. WuDunn shows conclusively that most of the developing and underdeveloped world still suffers from egregious violations of women’s rights and that in these economies women as a resource is unnoticed and underutilized.
It talks about the sufferings of women in different forms, in different cultures. It is an eye-opener. It calls us to fight against gendercide, almost a daily show in developing countries. Through Half the Sky, Kristoff and WuDunn was able to detail the struggle of women for equality, and what would possibly happen if women’s value was taken into consideration in the many fields of our society.
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