Get Real! Wise Women Speak
Extraordinary and vibrant women share their powerful journey to the wise woman years, their passion for life and the undeniable inner fire that compels them to use their wisdom and experience to change the world. Get Real! Wise Women Speak creates a vivid mosaic, weaving together ancient archetypes, modern-‐day stories and interviews, impressionistic re-‐enactments and an original score of Celtic and world-‐influenced music.
Country of Origin: USA
Running Time: 83mins
Rights: Broadcast and Theatrical Available
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CAST & CREW
Director: Joni Steele Kimberlin
Producer: Joni Steele Kimberlin
Editor: Madeleine Sackler, Jonathan Robinson
Cast: Jane Fonda, Della Reese, Marianne Williamson, Nikki Giovanni, Susan L. Taylor, Sylvia Earle, Tenzin Palmo, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Angeles Arrien, The Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, Jody Williams and others
Producer's Representative: Ostrow and Company
"Filmmaker Joni Steele Kimberlin’s lovingly wrought and thought-‐provoking Get Real! Wise Women Speak (is) a sweeping study of women’s relationships to both their cultures and themselves as they glean from age a greater sense of their own meaning. In interviews with notable thinkers from social activist and actress Jane Fonda to Buddhist nun Tenzin Palmo, Kimberlin explores the profundity and beauty of women and their contributions to arts, sciences and politics." – Atlanta Film Festival
Women showcased include Jane Fonda, Della Reese, Marianne Williamson, former Essence Magazine editor Susan L. Taylor, poet Nikki Giovanni, oceanographer Sylvia Earle, Buddhist nun Tenzin Palmo, and Nobel Laureate Jody Williams, Indigenous elders Agnes Baker Pilgrim and Floredemayo (of the Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers), author Jean Shinoda Bolen, Stanford University expert on aging Laura Carstensen, and anthropologist Angeles Arrien.
A woman embarks upon a journey of authenticity, letting go of the past and embracing her personal power to successfully transition to the wise woman role. The film explores this powerful journey and beautifully illustrates the impact of spirituality, wisdom, feminine beauty, the grandmother’s role, sexual intimacy, and the essential contributions older women offer society. A call to action, the film implores women: Celebrate your wisdom and experience and use it to make the world a better place! In the words of wise woman Tenzin Palmo, "If I don’t do it, who will?"
Marianne Williamson explains in the film, "As we get older we shouldn’t be losing our magic. The more you know, the deeper you’ve moved into your own spirit, the more magic you have.” A triumphant celebration of the human spirit, the film has been inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds, and has won the audience award at multiple film festivals.