Women and Men

From North to South, from occidental cities to the smallest villages, gender inequality prevails. Whatever the religion, culture or level of education, women are discriminated against... By making a shocking overview of today's situation, this feature appeals to true historical, political and economic issues of the discriminations all over the world.

Through a collection of key testimonies, "WOMEN AND MEN" makes us realise that, to face contemporary challenges, the path of equality for all is the path of progress.

  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Des Femmes et des Hommes
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 45 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 16, 2015
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  • Country of Filming:
    Egypt, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English, French
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cannes Film Festival - Positive Cinema Week 2016
    May 18, 2016
    Best First Film Nomination
  • Deauville Green Awards 2016
    June 17, 2016
    Silver Prize for Best Documentary
Director Biography

Frédérique Bedos has been a journalist for 15 years and TV or radio host in France and internationally. She animated numerous prestigious shows running in prime time. In 2010, she decided to jump into the unknown to found the Humble Heroes NGO, an information NGO that made its to goal to inspire to action.

Her first inspiration, her adoptive parents from north of France that have brought her in as well as more than twenty « inadoptables » from the whole world.

With the Humble Heroes NGO, Frédérique sheds light on women and men that are adventuring into the unknown and make us realize that everything is possible. The « Humble Heroes ».

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Director Statement

It would be natural to think that women’s condition is improving. Sadly, indisputable facts show us that it is the exact contrary ! Women Rights are worsening, violence is multiplying and expanding all over the world. Women represent 70% of the world’s poverty, and 1 woman out of 3 (even in Europe) suffers from, at least once in her life, physical violence. Behind the figures, there are women and there are also men.

I wanted to have a global and profoundly human sight on the prominent role of equality between women and men. With the help of exigeant testimonies, WOMEN AND MEN makes us realize that to face our era’s challenges, equality for all is the way to progress.