Yesterday, Oscar winner Susan Sarandon took to the stage to talk about the importance of activism during the second annual
Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi.
She was the official guest of honor at a special screening of the documentary, The Shape of Water. The film follows five women in Brazil, India, Jerusalem and Senegal as they handle important social issues.
"These women represent films which have resulted in a tipping of consciousness and made a difference," Susan told reporters. She even went on to give props to a fellow actress, Jane Fonda, for her involvement in social activism.
"Jane Fonda led the way in activism. In a job where people feel used, it's great to be able to give back, to shine a light on social issues." Well said indeed.