“One Billion Rising” now online, open to all on V-Day 

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  • In this Wed., Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, Eve Ensler, co-director of the short film "One Billion Rising," poses for a portrait during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. When the anti-violence organization V-Day announced plans to gather a billion people worldwide on February 14 in a dancing demonstration to end violence against women and girls, some people said it was too lofty a goal. They didn’t just draw a billion dancers, they got it on film. ""One Billion Rising" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month and is now free to watch online - just in time to for this year's event on Friday.
When the anti-violence organization V-Day announced plans to gather a billion people worldwide on Feb. 14 in a dancing demonstration to end violence against women and girls, some people said the goal was too ambitious.

Well, not only did they draw a billion dancers last year, they got it on film.

“One Billion Rising,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month and is now free to watch online, documents the global movement through the eyes of professional and amateur filmmakers in 207 countries.

V-Day founder Eve Ensler described it as both a celebration and call to action, as another anti-violence dance-in is planned for this Valentine’s Day on Friday. San Franciscans can participate in One Billion Rising at City Hall, Civic Center from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday February 14.

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