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TV series 'The Handmaid's Tale' premieres at Tribeca

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 01:17

Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes hit the red carpet for Hulu's new television series ''The Handmaid's Tale'' at its Tribeca Film Festival premiere. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski hit the red carpet for the television series adaptation of novel "The Handmaid's Tale" at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on Friday (April 21). First published in 1985 and written by Margaret Atwood, "The Handmaid's Tale" imagines a totalitarian near future when fertile women are forced into sexual servitude in a bid to repopulate a world facing environmental disaster. Women are forbidden to read, cannot control money and are forced to wear modesty clothing. Everyone spies on everyone. Thirty years on, the new TV miniseries for Hulu, premiering April 26 and starring Moss as Offred, seems relevant. "Women's rights have been in jeopardy for a long, long time. And it's only getting worse. So I think if people take a good reminder from it then that's great," said Moss. The show and the book draw on themes ranging from environmental pollution, infertility, the fight for women's rights, the Cold War, book burnings and slavery. The Tribeca Film Festival runs through April 30.

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TV series 'The Handmaid's Tale' premieres at Tribeca

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 01:17