WEEK IN WOMEN: Netflix adds SITARA: LET GIRLS DREAM to Animation Slate – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Sitara: Let Girls Dream, a short film from two-time Academy Award winner and three-time Emmy victor Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, will be added to Netflix’s burgeoning slate of animated titles for families.

Sitara: Let Girls Dream is an animated short that follows the story of Pari, a 14-year-old girl with dreams of becoming a pilot growing up in a society that doesn’t allow her to dream.

Serving as an executive producer on the project, feminist activist Gloria Steinem commented, “Thanks to the universal language of animation, Sitara will help girls everywhere to dream and to soar.”

Gucci’s social impact initiative Chime for Change, Obaid Chinoy, and Vice Media Group’s Emmy-nominated Ariel Wengroff will create an impact campaign for the film around the theme Let Girls Dream, through which they hope to encourage girls around the world to share their dreams and gain inspiration from one another. Continue resding on THE WEEK IN WOMEN

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.