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200 Women is a book and exhibition inspired by a belief that you can’t empower women without listening to their stories. Our subsequent idea was to persuade two hundred women in different parts of the world - whether they be rich or poor, black or white, educated or uneducated, famous or unknown - to sit or stand in front of a plain sheet of fabric and to be photographed and filmed while answering five fundamental questions.
Our goal was not to make a book about just successful and powerful women; those stories are important, but we wanted diversity, and above all, authenticity. Two hundred 'real women', with 'real stories'.
Callie Khouri was born in San Antonio in Texas, USA. Her first screenplay, 1991's Thelma & Louise, won critical acclaim and numerous awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a PEN Award. A lifelong feminist, Khouri is also a lecturer and a director of films – including Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and Mad Money– and the creator of the television drama series Nashville. She has served two terms on the Writers Guild of America's board of directors and, in 2014, was honoured by the United States' National Women's History Museum.