Four diverse women share the story of how they became directors, what motivates them, how they lead, and how they overcome obstacles to create the most optimal working environment and work that makes a difference.
Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct is a documentary film which emphasizes the opportunity for women to use their voice through media to change the social and political landscape and achieve full equality. Focusing on inspiring and uplifting young female storytellers through the mentorship and leadership of four diverse directors, Seeing is Believing: Women Direct opens the conversation up to ask "What is the broader role of storytelling in our society and how can women use filmed media as a unique opportunity to catalyze progress?" The film is additionally bolstered by important insights from male and female-identifying filmmakers to show how collaboration, rather than oppression, can incentivize all genders to connect to our shared human experience. Featuring Lesli Linka Glatter (EP/Director Homeland), Sarah Gavron (Director: Suffragette, Brick Lane), Li Lu (There is a New World Somewhere) and Naima Ramos-Chapman (Director HBO's Random Acts of Flyness).
The stark, not-talked-about-enough inequity of directing opportunities for women in film and TV is masterfully revealed in this impactful documentary. The topic is explored through interviews with women directors at all career stages, highlights from their films, and, this question asked of moviegoers: "Can you name a woman director." A must see for all concerned about inequities of all kinds but particularly those caused by sexism.
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