This past Saturday, actor & UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson debuted Hurdles, a new “small film” about the fight for gender equality.
Set to Sia’s hit “Chandelier,” the video features footage from the women’s Olympic hurdles final from the 1964 Tokyo games. Throughout the 2-minute film, Watson shares some of the startling statistics that continue to affect women around the globe.
“Women and girls have always faced hurdles, but that’s never stopped us,” Watson says at the open of the film before the statistics appear. “There are many huge and high hurdles left to jump,” she continues. “The race is still on. Every day of every year of our lives, but we will cross the finishing line. No one can stop us.”