GlobalWE 2020 Movie Club: June Movie Discussion on SAND STORM

Please join us for a multiple event series to bring us together around women's empowerment as we all do our part to "flatten the curve."

Our second event is scheduled for Sunday, June 28th at 12 pm EST.






This event took place on June 28th, 2020. Registration is no longer open.


Event Registration: Please register for our June Movie Club by performing our double registration process:

STEP ONE: First, register by clicking on our website here AND

STEP TWO: Then, register on Zoom here.

Image Credits: Photo by Barry Weatherall on Unsplash 

Registered Participants

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We ask that you watch the film before the discussion. It is available on Netflix. The running time for the film is approximately 87 minutes.  

Event Details (June Movie Club)

Sand Storm is an acclaimed 2016 Israeli drama film directed by Elite Zexer and follows a Bedouin mother and daughter. The film is available on Netflix. Please find a NYTimes review of the film here.  The film can be found on Netflix:


Sunday, June 28th

12 pm EST


Location: Virtual (online) event.



FREE for Harvard College students, Harvard University graduate students, Harvard University alumni, affiliates, staff and guests

Support the GlobalWE mission while in the comfort of your home! 

Sajida Shroff, GlobalWE Board President wrote in our April newsletter: "As COVID-19 makes its presence felt around the world, GlobalWE hopes that you and yours are staying safe and well.  While each country faces distinct challenges, it is inspiring that globally we are all taking time to think about the more vulnerable members of our communities including seniors, young children, and women. And while our children and youth are learning in new ways, it is gratifying to see the open sharing of resources and best practices. Once again, we see the impact of education and empowerment – in how we react and navigate through this global pandemic. Worldwide we are all now practicing ‘physical distancing’ to safeguard our communities, families, and ourselves. And while this is disconcerting, we urge you to stay connected – reach out and virtually touch someone via phone, email, etc." 


As we all do our part to "flatten the curve," we hope to also bring our GlobalWE community together in this time through a virtual movie club. 


How does it work? Each month GlobalWE will announce a new film that is widely available on platforms like Netflix. We ask that you watch the film at your leisure from the comfort of your home. After a suitable amount of time, we will then gather virtually to discuss the film, raise questions, and advance the mission of GlobalWE: the empowerment of women through education, dialogue and connection among individuals working for women's rights and freedoms worldwide. This is our first time hosting such an event so we welcome movie suggestions, feedback, and ideas! 

Other Details

Questions: If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us at [email protected].
Views: Harvard Alumni For Global Women's Empowerment Harvard GlobalWE is a shared interest group of the Harvard Alumni Association. We are dedicated to the empowerment of women through education, dialogue and connection among individuals working for women's rights and freedoms worldwide. Harvard GlobalWE does not advocate a specific ideology or political or cultural agenda. We are an inclusive organization with membership open to and comprising all genders.
While membership is free, we appreciate donations from members to support GlobalWE's programs and initiatives. To become a member of Harvard GlobalWE, please JoinWE. To learn more, please visit our website and our Facebook group.
The views expressed during our events are solely those of the speaker(s) and participating audience and do not imply endorsement by Harvard GlobalWE and/or Harvard University.
GlobalWE highly encourages our members to do their own reasearch before getting involved in any organization unaffiliated with Harvard. Harvard GlobalWE does not advocate a specific ideology or agenda; the views expressed and actions taken by the organizations listed on this page are independent of Harvard University and Harvard GlobalWE.