Beyoncé, J-Lo … and Sepideh

EVENT. Even before it reaches the big screen, Danish director Berit Madsen's film about strong-willed Sepideh will meet with viewers from around the world at high-profile London aid concert The Sound of Change Live.

Millions of viewers in 150 countries are expected to tune in when the The Sound of Change Live concert kicks off on Saturday 1 June at London's Twickenham Stadium.

As part of Chime for Change, a campaign addressing girls' and women's conditions worldwide, this starstudded event with Beyoncé as headliner is also an impressive launch pad for a new Danish film about a girl named Sepideh …

Reaching for the stars

A short version of Berit Madsen's documentary "Sepideh" is one of several inspirational and thought-provoking films broadcast at the event, putting girls' and women's issues centre stage.

"Letter to Einstein", composed of footage from the feature-length film, introduces strong-willed Sepideh from Iran who wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, and she starts all her diary entries with "Dear Einstein". But Sepideh's family will do anything to keep her on the ground.

Both "Sepideh" and the short version "Letter to Einstein" are produced by Stefan Frost and Henrik Underbjerg for Radiator Film and are supported by the Danish Film Institute. World sales are handled by LevelK. Danish release is set for 2 October.

The short films screened at the concert are supported by the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund.

Gucci, Hayek and Beyoncé raising awareness

Beyoncé will be performing alongside a host of musical artist and presenters including Ellie Goulding, Jennifer Lopez, Florence + the Machine, Madonna and many more.

Chime for Change, the campaign behind the televised global event, was founded in February by Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, Salma Hayek Pinault and Beyoncé to promote education, health and justice for girls and women worldwide.

Watch "Letter to Einstein" from 2 June on the campaign website