Watch Emma Watson's New Short FIlm

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UN Goodwill ambassador Emma Watson has debuted a new short film about the fight for gender equality titled ‘Hurdles’ just days after launching a new #HeForShe initiative focusing on gender equality in universities.

The film  looks back at women’s achievements with a lens on the 100-meter hurdles race at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.  "Women and girls have always faced hurdles, but that's never stopped us," she starts in the two-minute short she narrates. "We've sacrificed, fought, campaigned, succeeded, been knocked back, and succeeded again…"

"Excited to show you this small film I helped make. Hope it gets you going! #Hurdles #GenderEqualityTogether," the 26-year-old wrote alongside the video on Twitter.