Compassion © Sister Mary Southard, www.ministryofthearts.org. Used with permission.
Our film and docu-series The Hour is about this time of unprecedented transformation in human consciousness that enables things to happen that have never happened before - all the result of the mind coming together with the heart and love taking its rightful place in our lives and actions. The Hour will follow the story of three Leopards, women whose journeys of love and service represent the need for the bridging mind and heart to usher forth a New Humanity. Inspired by our programs, Episode 1 will focus on empowering young migrant and refugee women in Europe; Episode 2 will focus on the challenge of and hope for restoring women's rights in Afghanistan; and Episode 3 will focus on food rescue for underserved, low-income communities in California.
Call it the rise of the Divine Feminine – or freeing women to reach their full human potential – it is a movement being carried forward by our next generation because the time is now. There is no other group, whether racial, ethnic, political, cultural, or economic, that has been as oppressed as women – almost every country and culture on earth has restrictive laws and behaviors regarding women – from African tribal traditions to Wall Street hiring practices. Women are the largest, broadest, oldest, most omnipresent and eternally oppressed group in human history. And the world cannot transform until that is transformed. There is no New Creation without “re-creating” women.
Women Forward International is a global platform for systemic change in international affairs education, reorienting research towards the principles of unity, collaboration, and service. We create unique partnerships that lead to behavioral changes that advance women to advance humanity.
WFI partners with a range of private sector, academic and non-profit clients to identify research critical to human progress, and then pairs teams of graduate international studies students with these organizations to complete that research and implement solutions.
WFI also uses the reflective power of Art to reveal and investigate the underlying cultural issues at stake in a given international relations issue and provide the next generation of leaders a more holistic approach to human relationships.
Dana Al Fardan, Qatari contemporary composer, songwriter, symphonic artist, and WFI Arts Counsel member has composed an original score for The Hour. Ms. Al Fardan will record the score for The Hour with the Zohra Orchestra, Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra and WFI will present The Hour as a live screening and orchestral performance with Dana Al Fardan globally.
In 2022, Dr. Kent Davis-Packard and the Women Forward International Team, Ms. Al Fardan and the Zohra Orchestra will perform the score live at promotional events to be held in Doha, Qatar, Washington, DC and in other locations globally.