March 8 is International Women’s Day. As part of our ongoing series celebrating Women’s Day we asked women professionals and entrepreneurs about the movie(s) that inspired them growing up.
“One of my favourite movies is ‘Roots’. It is about racism and the way things actually went down in America and how slavery was eventually abolished. It inspired me because it was about the human spirit fighting against all odds and eventually overcoming it all. Then, of course, there is ‘Gone with the Wind’. There is something about the characters of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler. She was so beautiful and gorgeous and she used it to the hilt. And he was such a gentleman, so well put together and refined. It was such a classic and so beautifully set and entrenched in American culture and their space. It was also so gorgeously costumed! Of course the best part of it was right at the end when Rhett Butler walks away into the sunset, over Scarlett O’Hara’s infidelities and says well, ‘Frankly my dear, I don’t give damn.’ Which actually helps in quite a few situations in life, doesn’t it? It is good to have an attitude of that sort from time to time.”