This event took place on January, 21st 2024. Please click here to view the recording. 



Harvard GlobalWE Movie Club+


Below The Belt




Screening: Jan 20-22, 9AM-9AM EST

Movie Club+ Discussion: Jan 21, 10 AM EST

(Includes Interview with Director Shannon Cohn and Q & A with the audience)


In honor of our 10th anniversary, Harvard GlobalWE is thrilled to announce our first-ever Movie Club+ event! Just like our regular Movie Club there will be a discussion on the film but Movie Club+ events will feature a member of the film's creative crew. We are excited to announce that Shannon Cohn, director of "Below the Belt" will join us for our first Movie Club+ event.  She will be interviewed by our moderator followed by a facilitated Q&A with the audience.


About the Film: 

In the personal & inspiring stories of four patients urgently searching for answers to mysterious symptoms, Below the Belt exposes widespread problems in our healthcare systems. Through the lens of endometriosis, a disease that affects 1 in 9 women, the film shows how women are often dismissed, discounted & disbelieved. From societal taboos and gender bias to misinformed doctors and profit-driven healthcare, the film reveals how millions are effectively silenced and how, by fighting back, they can improve healthcare for everyone.

About the Director:

SHANNON COHN is a filmmaker, lawyer and social impact producer who has worked across Africa, Europe, the Middle East & the Americas on topics related to gender equity and combating stigma and taboo. Her films and TV series have aired on PBS, Nat Geo, Discovery Channel, Amazon and Netflix. Her new PBS documentary BELOW THE BELT, executive produced by Hillary Clinton and Rosario Dawson, approaches endometriosis as a social justice issue. The film is one element of a larger social impact plan to create meaningful change in endometriosis and women's health including increased research funding, policy changes, medical education initiatives and widespread awareness. Her previous film ENDO WHAT? was called "the first step in a plan for change" by NEWSWEEK and "film of the year" by THE GUARDIAN. Before becoming a filmmaker, Shannon practiced international law and was part of the legal team that prosecuted Enron. She has endometriosis and has two young daughters who have a 7x increased risk of having the disease.




 How do I gain access to "Below the Belt" and participate in this Movie Club+ event?


 Movie Club+ registration will require TWO steps:

  1. Purchase a ticket on Eventive to stream "Below the Belt" on Eventive. The cost is $10, giving you access to stream the film for 48 hours, starting January 20. 


  1. Register for the Movie Club discussion on January 21 where you will hear from Director Shannon Cohn and have a chance to participate in a Q&A session. We will meet on Register here for Zoom.



Event Details 

Film: Below the Belt

Date: January 21st
Time: 10.00 am EST

Cost: $10 

Location: Screening on Eventibe

                    Discussion on Zoom


About GlobalWE 2024 Movie Club
Each quarter GlobalWE announces a new film that is widely available on online platforms. We ask that you watch the film at your leisure from the comfort of your home and then join us online, on the given date, for a lively discussion. In our virtual gathering, we will 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. We hope to see you then!

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.
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GlobalWE highly encourages our members to do their own research 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.