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What girls really, really want in 2016 – Wannabe’s reboot

A screen shot from the Wannabe remake.
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Twenty years after the Spice Girls got the world dancing with their mega-hit Wannabe, the song has had a feminist makeover in a new video in which a multicultural group of performers dance to the song – but with a worthy aim.

TIME has reported that the video, backed by former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, shows performers from Africa, Canada, India and the U.K. lip-synching, dancing and holding up signs that promote the UN’s Global Goals related to domestic violence, child marriage, equal pay and education for girls.

 

See the high-energy video remake here:

“I think this film is a wonderful idea” says Beckham in a statement. “How fabulous it is that after 20 years, the legacy of the Spice Girls’ — ‘Girl Power’ — is being used to encourage and empower a whole new generation.”

The film’s creators hope to lobby the world leaders who agreed the Global Goals for Sustainable Development in 2015, by presenting the world’s response to the video to the UN General Assembly this September to prioritise the needs of women and girls to tackle bigger issues like climate change and povert

 

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