A weekly spotlight on inspiring female directors of color and their latest projects.
2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (April 4th – 7th)
Durham, North Carolina
For screening information: http://www.fullframefest.org
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Michèle Stephenson (“American Promise”) Winner of US Doc Special Jury Award at Sundance. Coming soon to POV on PBS this year.
Shola Lynch (“Free Angela and All Political Prisoners”) Will and Jada Pinkett Smith produced. World premiere at 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. In theaters April 5th. Available for Tugg Inc. screenings.
Dawn Porter (“Gideon’s Army”) Lawyer turned director. Sundance Best Editing award winner. Coming soon to HBO.
Christine Turner (“Homegoings”) Part of 2013 Documentary Fortnight: MoMA’s International Festival on NonFiction Film. Airs in POV series on PBS this summer (June 24th).
Habiba Nosheen (“Outlawed in Pakistan”) Award-winning Pakistani-Canadian journalist. Official Selection in Documentary Shorts Competition at Sundance.
Farihah Zaman (“Remote Area Medical”) Film journalist. Adapted from a short commissioned by Focus Forward Series, which premiered at 2012 L.A. Film Festival.
Kalyanee Mam (“A River Changes Course”) Cambodian-American filmmaker and lawyer. Won Sundance Grand Jury Prize in World Cinema Doc competition. Producer of 2011 Best Doc winner “Inside Job”.
Michelle Major (“Venus and Serena”) Television journalist and producer turned director. World premiere at 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Available On Demand and iTunes.
Jessica Yu (“The Guide”, Tribute Honoree) Director of documentaries, narratives and TV. Won Oscar for Best Short Doc in 1997.
(dirs. Michèle Stephenson, Joe Brewster)
“Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” (dir. Shola Lynch)
“Gideon’s Army” (dir. Dawn Porter)
“Homegoings” (dir. Christine Turner)
“Outlawed in Pakistan” (dirs. Habiba Nosheen, Hilke Schellmann)
“Remote Area Medical” (dirs. Jeff Reichert, Farihah Zaman)
“A River Changes Course” (dir. Kalyanee Mam)
“Venus and Serena” (dirs. Michelle Major and Maiken Baird )
Jessica Yu, Tribute Honoree (world premiere of “The Guide”; “Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O’Brien”; “The Kinda Sutra”; “In the Realms of the Unreal”; “Last Call at the Oasis”; “Meet Mr. Toilet”; “Protagonist”; “Sour Death Balls”)