Freida to promote women empowerment at Cannes
Freida is one of the members of the advisory board which also includes stars like Jessica Chastain, Juliette Binoche, singer Queen Latifah, and film director Catherine Hardwicke.
Other members are director Hany Abu-Assad; actor Zhang Ziyi; director Amma Asante; director Marielle Heller; director Katia Lund; director Malgorzata Szumowska; actor Alysia Reiner; National Humanities Medal honoree Henry Louis Gates; and director Haifaa Al-Mansour.
The Cannes International Film Festival is scheduled to be held from May 11-May 21, 2016.
According to sources, the Slumdog Millionaire star will be a part of the prestigious gala on May 15 to announce the first project of the company.
The all-female production company We Do It Together (WDIT) aims to produce films and TV that boost the empowerment of women. The company also hopes to partner with male and female industry professionals to create a slate of gender-led projects, and to generate opportunities for women.
The organisation also participated at the United Nations’ Third Annual Power of Collaboration Global Summit in February.
Freida’s upcoming projects include Jungle Book: Origins and Yamasong: March of the Hollows.