England, 1996, 42 minutes, Color, DVD
Order No. W99493
The 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women and the parallel Forum (NGO) that took place in Beijing assembled the largest global gathering of women in recorded history. BEYOND BEIJING, a personal document of the epoch-making events, captures their exciting spirit and shows the strength of the worldwide movement to improve the status of women. Moving back and forth from NGO workshops convened by grassroots activists to ceremonies commemorating women's art and achievements, the film also includes informal cross-cultural get-togethers, compelling North-South exchanges and candid interviews with individual participants. English and Spanish versions available. Discussion Guide/Action Kit available.
"**** Recommended...an emotional first-hand account."
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"...a joyous kaleidoscope...communicates the incredible buzz felt by the 30,000 women attending."
Nikki van der Gaag
UN Dept of Public Information