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"Equal Means Equal" Director: "This Isn't a Movie, It's a Movement"

Filmmaker Kamala Lopez stopped by AOL's New York City headquarters on Tuesday to discusses "Equal Means Equal," a film that dives deep into women's rights and gives a powerful look into the way women are treated in the United States today.

The documentary, which features UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri, actress Patricia Arquette, activist Gloria Steinem, and more, explores some of the most prevalent issues American women face today. Director Lopez illuminates how "outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, ranging from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system."

Watch the full BUILD Series interview in the video player above as Lopez talks about the film from AOL's New York City headquarters.

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