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A beautiful and gentle hybrid doc celebrating modern-day female empowerment. 'The 4th Wave' follows one woman who isn’t letting her gender dictate her future: 22-year-old Italian Hip Hop artist Priestess.

BVLGARI partnered with Tribeca Studios on a multi-year short film series highlighting extraordinary women who are breaking boundaries and shattering cultural norms. In 2019, Lief was awarded the commission and developed an original film ‘The 4th Wave’ with filmmaker Savanah Leaf. In ‘The 4th Wave,’ 22-year-old Italian-born rapper Alessandra Prete, or ‘Priestess’ reflects on the people who have inspired her artistically: iconic female figures in history including her grandmother, who encouraged her to reach as far beyond her hometown as possible.

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Savanah Leaf, Priestess, Ro Haber, Eliza McNitt, Paula Weinstein and Claire Howorth at the premiere. Photo: Neil Rasmus BFA.

“Most women under the ‘Fourth Wave’ movement live in a time where they have basic civil rights. They have experienced and seen women’s marches around the world, and they have come together internationally with the hope of prosecuting men who are unjustly treating women in the workforce. But all of that being said, women are still fighting: they are doing so rising to the top of their ‘male-dominated’ industries, and demanding for their voices to be heard. They are utilising online social platforms to spread messages and unite with other feminists; a phenomenon that has never been seen in history before.”

Savanah Leaf

Title design: Fraser Muggeridge Studio