International Women’s Day 2021 is taking place Monday, March 8, and is a recognized global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also makes a call to action to accelerate women’s equality with this year’s global campaign theme, Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World. COVID-19 has impacted women and girls in profound ways, amplifying the inequalities they face every day.
Celebrate International Women’s Day on TELUS Optik and Pik TV and watch great movies that support International Women’s Day. From now until March 14, TELUS will give rental proceeds from the 'Breaking the Glass Ceiling folder - up to $10,000 - to Dress for Success Canada, a not-for-profit organization offering career development tools necessary for at-risk and underemployed women to thrive in both work and life.
Here are some of our top picks that will be available:
Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes.
RBG gives us privileged access to Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s exceptional life and career as a long-standing U.S Supreme Court Justice, champion of women’s rights, and pop culture icon.
In the years after the Civil War, Jo March lives in New York and makes her living as a writer, while her sister Amy studies painting in Paris. Amy has a chance encounter with Theodore, a childhood crush who proposed to Jo but was ultimately rejected. Their oldest sibling, Meg, is married to a schoolteacher, while shy sister Beth develops a devastating illness that brings the family back together.
This inspiring documentary about courage, survival, and triumph over adversity tells the remarkable story of teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was attacked by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan for advocating for girls’ education. Rather than be silenced, Malala emerged as a global voice for the education rights of children.
You can view the full collection of titles on channel 130. Happy viewing!
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