Tying in with the 20th anniversary since the release of Spice Girls’ Wannabe video, Project Everyone (founded by filmmaker, campaigner, SDG Advocate Richard Curtis) with their partners Getty Images and SAWA (the global cinema advertising association), have released a remake of the video called #WhatIReallyReallyWant. Bollywood megastar Jacqueline Fernandez opens the film – she is one of the Spice Girls for the India section!
The film is directed by the supremely talented director MJ Delaney features artists from India (including Bollywood star Jacqueline Fernandez!), Nigeria (Seyi Shay), South Africa (Gigi Lamayne, Moneoa), UK (music group M.O), USA (Larsen Thompson) and Canada (Taylor Hatala). It launches online today and in cinemas later this month.
The film reflects the voices of girls and women all over the world telling world leaders what Goals they ‘really really want’ to be achieved to help improve their lives. These include issues like quality education, an end to violence, an end to child marriage and equal pay for equal work. People will share a picture of #WhatIReallyReallyWant for girls and women and the visual response from around the world will then be presented to world leaders at the UN General Assembly in September.
Says Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez: “Gender discrimination has to stop and the global community has to start putting girls first. We need to create a community where girls feel strong, safe and supported and have equal access to education, technology, health and sanitation….The world needs a dose of girl power and that’s why I’m supporting the Global Goals campaign for girls and women.”
Victoria Beckham also quoted that, “I think this film is a wonderful idea. How fabulous it is that after 20 years, the legacy of the Spice Girls’ - 'Girl Power’ - is being used to encourage and empower a whole new generation.”
If you havent yet watched it, here it is for you...