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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'.
Deborah Santana was born in San Francisco in California, USA. Her non-profit, Do A Little, serves women and girls in the areas of health, education and happiness. In 2005, Santana published a memoir, Space Between the Stars. Santana has produced five short documentary films, including four with Emmy-award winning director Barbara Rick: Road to Ingwavuma, Girls of Daraja, School of My Dreams and Powerful Beyond Measure. Santana's films highlight the work of non-profit partners in South Africa and of a free secondary boarding school for girls in Kenya. Santana is mother to three adult children: Salvador, Stella and Angelica.