VIWFF 2019 Celebrates Women Warriors from Across the Globe

VIWFF was honoured to host the World Premiere of Swords and Sceptres: The Rani of Jhansiwhich screened on the last day of the festival. The film’s director, Swati Bhise, who was in attendance for the premiere, was presented with The WIFTV Impact Award in recognition of a powerful film showcasing women’s impact on our world. “Swords and Sceptres: The Rani of Jhansi reminds us that female empowerment isn’t a new phenomenon. It is, in fact, present throughout our history, led by women like the Queen of Jhansi, who is brought to life in this film with passion and style,” said Vancouver based actor and WIFTV Board member Aliza Vellani as she presented the award. 

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