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Sarah Polley wants film 'Women Talking' to start a conversation about women reclaiming their agency

Sarah Polley poses for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of the film "Women Talking" during the 2022 London Film Festiva. (Scott Garfitt/AP)
Sarah Polley poses for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of the film "Women Talking" during the 2022 London Film Festiva. (Scott Garfitt/AP)

Editor’s note: This story contains descriptions of sexual assault and harassment.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with actor and author Sarah Polley, who wrote and directed the new film “Women Talking.”

Based on the acclaimed novel by Miriam Toews, the film follows a gathering of women in an isolated religious community who meet to decide what action to take following the discovery that they’ve been regularly sexually assaulted by men of the community.

Watch on YouTube.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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