A new documentary by Third Fire Films implores women to Get Real
Get Real! Wise Women Speak features extraordinary women who speak about their journey to the wise woman years and the inner fire that motivates them to use their wisdom and experience to change the world.The film features a diverse group of women including:
Actress Jane Fonda
Poet Nikki Giovanni
Nobel Laureate Jody Williams
Entertainer Della Reese
Editor Susan L. Taylor
Author Marianne Williamson
Buddhist nun Tenzin Palmo
Oceanographer Sylvia Earle
Artist Martha Jackson-Jarvis.
Floredemayo and Agnes Baker Pilgrim, both of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers
Get Real! Wise Women Speak had more than 37,000 fans on its Facebook page before the film’s official release, which demonstrates the nerve the film has struck among people of all ages. The film is a call to action: Celebrate your wisdom and experience and use it to make the world a better place! In the words of wise woman Tenzin Palmo, “If I don’tdo it, who will?”
Wise Women Susan L. Taylor explains, “It's mature women that can help society get back on course. We can make peace, we can heal communities, we can house people, we can feed them, and we can be happy."
The film has recently has recently won a first place award at the Monaco Film Festival Angel Awards and a first place at the My Hero Project Awards, the Audience Award at the Soho International Film Festival, the Festival Award at the Miami International Women’s Film Festival, an Award of Excellence by the Accolade Competition and an Honorable Mention from the L.A. International New Wave Film Festival. It is as an official selection of the Atlanta, New York’s Soho International, Sacramento, Miami’s Women’s International, L.A. Women’s International, St. Catalina Island, the L.A. Awareness Festival and the Newport Beach Film Festivals.
The film was directed and produced by Joni Steele Kimberlin who traveled across the US, London and India to interview these women. She said, “I want to celebrate this powerful time in a woman’s life and create a counterpoint to the youth-obsessed media that bombards women day after day with superficial, crass and unrealistic images.”