double DVD set1
Here's a sensational line-up of international speakers, all gutsy, pioneering women in their field who share just as much a warm and tender feminine intelligence as balls. These two DVDs - a 55-minute documentary and full, unedited keynote speeches - document the Women on Fire event at Central Hall, Westminster in April 2011. Fields range from science, law, politics, art and technology to pioneering social change, film and music. Speakers include Camila Batmanghelidjh from Kids Company, peace campaigner Scilla Elworthy, evolutionary biologist Elisabet Sahtouris, Polly Higgins the lawyer campaigning to make ecocide a crime against peace, wildlife filmmaker Madelaine Westwood and human rights activist Hafsat Abiola-Costello. The Westminster audience were participants - debating, dancing, connecting, generating. The film inspires, uplifts and informs, but you can’t just sit back and watch. It encourages action on a personal and impersonal scale. There’s an easy-to-follow practice to connect more deeply with the earth and to your own roots. Women on Fire supports and promotes women as decision makers. Its format is broad, connecting up women through conventional and radical approaches. Women on Fire is run by a small team of women under the guidance of a female shaman.