WeTalk — Art For Social Change Through Women’s Empowerment

At Art Basel in Miami, Ondi Timoner sparks a conversation on how various artistic platforms can shape the way our society views minority groups.

WeTalk Miami is back with episode three! Our host, award-winning filmmaker and entrepreneur Ondi Timoner, welcomes guest panelists Barbara Hulanicki, fashion designer and founder of clothing store Biba; Karla Ferguson, lawyer, founder, and principal designer of Yeelen Group; and Rhonda Mitrani, filmmaker, director, and writer of Supermarket. These innovative women discuss how creating art, films and clothing lines can empower others and inspire them to tackle the negative connotations society has on gender roles, race, and embracing identity.

The episode also touches on the importance of staying socially aware through politically charged art pieces, female fashion and a film on the societal downfalls of being pregnant.

Producer/director Ondi Timoner has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice. Her 2004 doc, Dig!, explores the star-crossed rivalry of the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, while her 2009 top prize-winner, We Live in Public, examines privacy in the virtual age through Internet visionary Josh Harris’ social experiments. Her company A Total Disruption releases weekly short docs about thought leaders and doers who are transforming our lives through technology.