Magazine article Screen International

New Campaign to Tackle Sexual Harassment Launches at Berlin Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

New Campaign to Tackle Sexual Harassment Launches at Berlin Film Festival

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Speak Up initiative spearheaded by Daniela Elstner.

Malgorzata Szumowska

A new campaign bannered Speak Up and aimed at stamping out sexual harassment within the European film industry launches today at the Berlinale. Daniela Elstner, CEO of Paris-based Doc & Film International, has spearheaded the initiative which has the endorsement of several professional bodies.

As its first action, Speak Up will launch a new website setting out guidelines for professionals in the industry as well as giving links to bodies that can help victims of sexual harassment. “The European film industry wants to make it clear that sexual harassment will no longer be tolerated,” Elstner says.

Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska (pictured), who is at the Berlinale with Golden Bear contender Mug, will present the new initiative today at Closing the Gap seminar looking at ways of tackling gender equality. …

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