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A new trailer has been released for Unjoo Moon’s I Am Woman just in time for International Women’s Day.
I Am Woman is the story of Helen Reddy, who in 1966 landed in New York with her three-year-old daughter, a suitcase and $230 in her pocket. Within weeks she was broke. Within months she was in love. Within five years she was one of the biggest superstars of her time, and an icon of the 1970’s feminist movement, who wrote a song which galvanized a generation of women to fight for change.
“As a young girl growing up on the north shore in Sydney, Australia one of my strongest memories is when I am Woman would come on the radio and how hearing Helen Reddy sing would instantly transform my mother and her friends,” director Unjoo Moon told Cinema Australia earlier in the year.
“Suddenly they were no longer just housewives in the suburbs but they would roll down the windows of their volvos, let down their hair in the breeze and sing loud and proud “I am strong, I am invincible”. I was too young to fully understand at the time what huge changes were happening for women and what feminism meant but by the time I would meet Helen in Los Angeles many years later when I was myself a mother I knew that she had played an important part in a critical time for women.”
I Am Woman stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Danielle Macdonald and Evan Peters. I Am Woman is in cinemas May 21.