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New Education Model for an Evolved Generation | Leslee Udwin, Founder & Executive Chair, Think Equal

The Brand Called You

Education, we know, is ideally supposed to make us evolved human beings living in co-existence with each other professionally and socially. But recalling our school days, were we ever prepared for the real world? Were we taught how to handle the problems of life and the mental challenges that we will face as we grow up? Were we taught how to accept diverse cultures from around the world and live mutually with such diversity around? Well, we know what the case was. Today, we have a celebrated filmmaker who has now turned her focus toward education and human rights. Leslee Udwin is a human rights and education activist, who has been voted as the second most impactful woman in 2015 after Hillary Clinton. She is a former filmmaker and now a campaigner for systemic education. Today, she discusses her transformation from being a filmmaker to an activist, her role, and her vision.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tbcy/support


4 Apr 2022

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#9 Undoing Hate with Love: India’s Daughter and the founding of Think Equal with Leslee Udwin


In this conversation, I speak with Leslee Udwin about her quest to end discrimination around the world – particularly violence against women and girls. We discuss: the relationship between her acting and activism; her direction of India's Daughter (2015), the award-winning documentary in which she interviewed the rapists and murderers of Jyoti Singh in Delhi; and her founding of Think Equal, the not for profit that aims to undo hate by teaching children under the age of 6 how to love through empathy, emotion and embodying the other as self.


18 Feb 2022

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THE ARTISTS ( indie filmmakers podcast)

EP 98- yes!!!- of THE ARTISTS podcast has Leslee Udwin as our guest. Leslee is a filmmaker who made this heartwrenching documentary India's daughter - on the 2012 Nirbhaya rape. The film garnered 60 million views right after the ban when BBC released in the UK. Post that Leslee started a not-for-profit education organization, Think Equal.. Leslee left her preeminent filmmaking career after making her Peabody Award-winning documentary India's Daughter and redirected her life towards mindset change through education. Her other works include the Bafta Award-winning film East is East, a film about intercultural tolerance. Leslee has been awarded the prestigious Swedish Anna Lindh Human Rights Prize (previously won by Madeleine Albright) and the UN Women for Peace Activist Award at the United Nations, amongst many others.Digs:1) On making India's daughter2) Need to change the mindset 3) How we think is how we act4) All patriarchal cultures are the same5) Why was the film banned6) Interacting with the rapist7) Bein a rape victim at 188) Starting THINK EQUAL9) Can we teach Empathy.Njoy. Email id: metaphysicallab@gmail.com/ You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @eplogmedia, For partnerships/queries send you can send us an email at bonjour@eplog.media Intro Music: "Hard Boiled" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Outro Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4342-shades-of-springLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license DISCLAIMER: The views expressed on all the shows produced and distributed by Ep.Log Media are personal to the host and the guest of the shows respectively and with no intention to harm the sentiments of any individual/organization.The said content is not obscene or blasphemous or defamatory of any event and/or person deceased or alive or in contempt of court or breach of contract or breach of privilege, or in violation of any provisions of the statute, nor hurt the sentiments of any religious groups/ person/government/non-government authorities and/or breach or be against any declared public policy of any nation or state.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


8 Jan 2022

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Social Impact with Leslee Udwin ~ A career as a social entrepreneur & how to create lasting impact ~ S2 Episode 1

Monumental Me Mindshare Podcast - tools to take you from here to there. Thrive in your strengths.

Join the fight against this current epidemic of apathy. Or as Pope Francis calls it, "The globalization of indifference." Constant bad news, change and uncertainty...  the troubles of the world become overwhelming and make us want to check-out. In this conversation, Leslee Udwin helps us to see how we can fight to change the world while navigating our career and daily lives, and she just may inspire you to pursue a career in social impact. Leslee Udwin is a Human Rights Campaigner and Social Entrepreneur, as Founder & Executive Chair of Think Equal. Leslee was awarded the Anna Lindh Human Rights Award in the Swedish Parliament (formerly won by Madeleine Albright); the UN Women for Peace Activist Award; Global Hero by Safe Magazine and Global Thinker Award by Foreign Policy. Leslee was also voted by the NY Times the Second Most Impactful woman of 2016, after Hillary Clinton. Leslee is a powerful force in #education, #earlychildhoodeducation, and #socialemotionallearning. Find out more, and make a difference, at www.thinkequal.org Join the Monumental Me community & co-founders Liana Slater and Michele Mavi. Check out our programming that pulls from the most essential learnings from the study of Positive Psychology, our experience and learning from amazing people with whom we have worked and collaborated along the way. Created for you. The Programs are available through Online Learning at Monumentalme.com and follow us on Instagram @monumentalme.we. Subscribe/Follow/Rate/Share this podcast. This is a new series, Series 2 ~ Careers & navigating your professional success.


5 Oct 2021

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#80 Fearlessness & Change with Leslee Udwin

What Do You Know For Sure?

This is an awe-inspiring conversation about optimism, fearlessness, responsibility. It focusses on Leslee's belief that Women need to lead the change that is needed, a change that begins with our children. www.thinkequal.org


18 Jul 2021

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Episode 18 - Leslee Udwin

Journeys in Education

Leslee Udwin is a Global Activist, former BAFTA winning film director and winner of the United Nations Women for Peace Activist Award. Her documentary 'India's Daughter' led to her turning her back on her previous life to found THINK EQUAL. THINK EQUAL is the initiative that will end the discriminatory mindset and cycle of violence across the globe, focussing on the Social and Emotional Learning of early years children becoming part of Curricula across the planet. "Please Scotland, Please".


11 Feb 2021

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Episode 6 - Social Change through Early Education with Leslee Udwin

The Learning Future Podcast with Louka Parry

In this episode we speak about social change, gender equity and the role of empathy in early education to counter the globalisation of indifference. Leslee Udwin is the Founder and Executive Chair of Think Equal, a global not-for-profit that works with hundreds of schools across 5 continents, providing programmes and books that focus on social emotional learning for 3-6 year olds.A former filmmaker, Leslee is now a Human Rights Activist and has been awarded the Anna Lindh Human Rights Award in the Swedish Parliament (formerly won by Madeleine Albright); the UN Women for Peace Activist Award; Global Hero by Safe Magazine and Global Thinker Award by Foreign Policy. Leslee was also voted by the NY Times the Second Most Impactful woman of 2016, after Hillary Clinton.As a BAFTA and multi-award winning Film Producer and Director, the filming of “India’s Daughter” sparked an awaking in Leslee and led to the creation of Think Equal as part of the global movement to end violence against women and discrimination in all its forms. Please note that this episode includes descriptions of sexual violence, the challenge that Leslee's work seeks to overcome.


17 Sep 2020

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S2E34: Think Equal: Leslee Udwin

Honey! I'm Homeschooling The Kids

Leslee Udwin~Human Rights Advocate, Filmmaker and Founder of Think Equal.What happens when you commit to building a new generation that does not harbour discrimination? Will the world change?Leslee Udwin believes it will and she is on a mission to make this impact.I first met Leslee at a special evening event. She was the guest of honour and her film, India's Daughter was the subject. Leslee immediately grabbed my attention and heart. Her words resonated with me.Her mission to impact others for the better started early on in her career in the film industry. She worked as an actress but after her first child was born she moved her work behind the camera. She got into film production.Leslee describes film making as a political act of generosity. It allows you to see the world through the eyes of another human being. It allows you to feel them. If we did that as a matter of practice it would change the next generation.Allowing us to see the world through the eyes of another human being. This is what Leslee did in her award winning, heartbreaking documentary~ India's Daughter.India's Daughter India's Daughter tells about the 2012 brutal gang rape of Jyoti Singh in Dehli.When the public heard about the horrific crime, hundreds of thousands poured out of the streets in angry protest. The first ever of its kind in India. As Leslee watched this unfold from her TV in Denmark she connected with the story. As a woman, mother and rape victim she felt compelled to create the documentary. She wanted to tell the world who we lost by this crime. She almost gave up but it was her daughter that encouraged her to continue.Leslee talks in depth about the film and her experience making it. I encourage you to listen. It was the difficult time that she spent with the perpetrators that changed things for her. She said "films can create awareness but awareness is only the first step. It is not change."She was ready to start a change. Think EqualThink Equal is Leslee's focus now. It was her work on the film, and the time interviewing the rapists that gave her insight. At first she thought lack of education was the problem. If they were better educated they would not have done this. But after spending time with the lawyers in the case she saw that education did not make a difference. Mindsets need to shift. And the sooner we get this to happen, the better.Think Equal formed to address this need. The program calls for a system change to end the discriminatory mindset and cycle of violence across our world.It does this by introducing practical tools that enable empathy. Social-emotional learning (SEL) in the early years is the optimal time to build. That is why the program focuses on children under age 7. It is a matter of prevention. From the results they are studying so far, it is making an impact.Learn more about Think Equal here.Listen to Leslee's special offer to homeschoolers.Interested in the program as a homeschooler? Interested in joining the Think Equal Homeschool Group?Contact me: robyn@imhomeschooling.comIndia's Daughter TrailerIf you want to meet another mother on a mission to shift mindset in order to better support our kids check out my episode with Lenore Skenazy. Founder of Let Grow looking to impact schools and communities. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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22 Sep 2018

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India's daughter - Leslee Udwin


Leslee Udwin talks about her documentary India's Daughter. Leslee is the director and producer of the ground breaking documentary India's Daughter. The film told the story of the brutal gang rape in 2012 of a 23 year old medical student on a Delhi bus. The student later died from her injuries. India's Daughter made international headlines and ignited protests. It is an impassioned plea for change and a tribute to a remarkable and inspiring young woman. In 1986, Leslee faced a life- and home-threatening experience at the hands of one of Britain's most notorious criminal landlords. After fighting a long and hard battle against him, and winning, she set about getting the story made as a TV film. The resultant TV film (BBC Screen Two) - Sitting Targets - had considerable impact as a piece of campaigning television.5x15 brings together five outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each.Learn more about 5x15 events: 5x15stories.comTwitter: www.twitter.com/5x15storiesFacebook: www.facebook.com/5x15storiesInstagram: www.instagram.com/5x15stories


21 Sep 2018

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42. When A Filmmaker Has The Courage To Make A Movie Others Won't - Leslee Udwin Full Interview


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18 Dec 2015