- The UN proposed Dear Daddy's director to use Emma for the English version of the video
The video [Dear Daddy], directed by Swede Jakob Ström for the Norwegian arm of the charity Care International, promotes the message that fathers need to do more than just guard their daughters from physical dangers, they should also work to change attitudes in society.
In the five minute movie, ‘Dear Daddy’, a daughter tells her father about all of the harassment and abuse she will suffer at the hands of men during her lifetime.
“I need to ask you a favour. Warning: it’s about boys. Because, you see, I will be born a girl. Which means by the time I’m 14, the boys in my class will have called me a whore, a bitch, a cunt and many other things. It’s just for fun of course, something boys do. So you won’t worry. And I understand that,” the girl says.
“By the time I turn 16, a couple of the boys will have snuck their hands down my pants while I’m so drunk I can’t even stand straight. And although I say no, they just laugh. It’s funny, right?” the daughter continues.
She then tells her father about how she was raped at 21 by a family friend before finally meeting “Mr. Perfect”. But things don’t stay perfect for long, and the boyfriend begins to both verbally and physically abuse her.
“Dear daddy, this is the favour I want to ask. One thing always leads to another. So please stop it before it gets the chance to begin. Don’t let my brothers call girls whores, because they’re not,” the video says.
Accoring to Vanick [Henrik Vanik, communications director for the charity], the United Nations has contacted Swedish director Jakob Ström to discuss using an international celebrity to revoice the text, such as the British actress Emma Watson. The former Harry Potter star already plays an active role in the UN's 'He for She' projects, which are also strongly backed by Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
EDIT: Emma Watson didn't have time to put the voice over track but its been reported that they tried to get her specifically.
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