Splitting Off from Powerlessness: A Conversation with Director Deborah Kampmeier
4 monthes ago - By Filmmaker Magazine
2016 might have been the year when the dire position of women film directors finally broke into wider consciousness. After a monumental effort, spearheaded by Maria Giese, the ACLU and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission agreed to hold major film studios, TV networks, unions and agencies to account, citing Title VII violations in all perimeters. 2016 was also the year the Cannes International Film Festival proudly announced that they showcased “only” 86% male directors - down from their average of 93%. Yet even as dismal statistics prove women are severely discriminated against at...
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