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Actress Natalie Portman has joined a panel that will discuss women’s rights in celebration of International Women’s Day tomorrow, March 5.

The panel discussion will follow screenings of the film A Powerful Noise in 450 theatres across America, in partnership with the ONE Campaign and the UN Commission on the Status of Women. The documentary “A Powerful Noise” features three extraordinary women creating change in Bosnia, Mali and Vietnam. Immediately after the film, the panel discussion from the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in New York City will be simulcast in each theatre.

The panel also features Madeleine K Albright – the 64th Secretary of State of the US – as well as model Christy Turlington, president of CARE Helene Gayle and many others.

“Serving as a Global Ambassador for CARE, I’ve met women in impoverished communities who still lack basic rights, access to education and health services – rights we often take for granted in the United States,” said the film’s executive producer, Sheila C Johnson. "And I have learned that when you empower women in these communities, you strike at the very root causes of poverty. Their stories inspired me and my production team to make the documentary “A Powerful Noise.” It’s one of the most important projects I’ve ever had the honor of working on. Through the A POWERFUL NOISE Live event on March 5th, it has become so much more than just a film. This is a forum to unite, network and mobilize for meaningful global change."

To find out more about the event and where you can attend the screenings, visit the official website. To find out more about Natalie Portman’s thoughts on women’s rights, check out Look To The Stars’ interview with her here.

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