By Lena Zechner Trouble with the F word? Join Vanessa Pellegrin Becoming a famous director and being involved in the film industry was one of Vanessa Pellegrin’s earliest childhood dreams. Always being curious and interested to see behind the curtain, to explore issues more precisely than others did, she followed her dream and became a journalist. Raising awareness for gender equality as well as addressing the problems that the term “feminism” faces nowadays are part of her daily routine. When talking to Vanessa, one can hardly fail to notice her firm belief and commitment to these issues and their importance. Although she herself has not been judged for being a successful business woman, she tells us about other problems she tries to fight. The interview reveals an insight into her life as a determined and independent woman, desperate to cause a change of attitudes in our world.     How did you start your career? I started as a journalist and then progressively changed to production and directing. I am running my own production company now, making corporate films to big features. I am also a petitioner at the UN on the Western Sahara issue. Journalism helped me to get where I am now. What was your biggest dream when you were little? Becoming a well-known director, I am probably about to make it come true. “I AM HAPPY TO SAY I AM A FEMINIST BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN GENDER EQUALITY BUT TODAY IT ENGAGES MORE THAN THAT“ Would you consider yourself a feminist? If so why? I think the question is no longer asked this way. To some people I will be a fem [...]

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