Tag Archives: where are the women

Where Are The Brown Women Filmmakers?


lena_waithe

Lena Waithe
First thing’s first. If you have not seen the trailer for DEAR WHITE PEOPLE — watch THIS please. Clearly a student of the #stayworking generation of media makers, Lena Waithe’s latest project TWENTIES hit the web on Monday. My guess is that her team’s “pilot presentation” strategy is to bring as many eyes to the 4-part episode now available on Youtube before the show makes its way to a TV near you. Plus Queen Latifah is part of the producing team. I am all in!
Continue reading

Advertisements
Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Where Are The Brown Women Filmmakers?


A weekly spotlight on inspiring female directors of color and their latest projects.  

peeples_teamTina Gordon Chism and Stephanie Allain

It’s always exciting to see another female director and producer duo on the scene. Writer/director Tina Gordon Chism and producer Stephanie Allain are the dream team behind the comedy “Peeples” starring Kerry Washington and Craig Robinson (now in theaters). Chism is the writer behind “ATL” and “Drumline”; “Peeples” is her directorial debut. In between producing independent films, Allain is also the director of the LA Film Festival. The next collaboration for these ladies will be Inheritance”a New Orleans thriller script sold to Sony in April.

Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Where Are The Brown Women Filmmakers?


A weekly spotlight on inspiring female directors of color and their latest projects.  

photo_1323880449608-1-0Susan Youssef

Susan Youssef is another festival award-winning filmmaker that I follow on Twitter. Her tale of forbidden love in Gaza, “Habibi” is touring this month as part of Human Rights Film Festival, screening in Israel (April 13), London (April 19) and across Switzerland. You can purchase the film on DVD as well. Her next feature, “Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf” has received support from the Doha Institute. The story follows an Arab-American girl who must come to terms with her sexuality (originally a short that played at Sundance).
Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Where Are The Brown Women Filmmakers? (Full Frame Edition)


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

(Click any photo for gallery view)


Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Where Are The Brown Women Filmmakers?


A weekly spotlight on inspiring female directors of color and their latest projects.
 

haifa_al_mansour__article

Haifa al-Mansour
I have been hoping her film “Wadjda” would continue shining on the festival circuit ever since I saw the premiere at Telluride last year. It is a sweet, yet complex story of a young girl named Wadjda who simply wants a bike. Fun fact: al-Mansour’s first fiction feature is also the first feature to be directed by a female Saudi filmmaker and filmed in Saudi Arabia. Definitely a feat to be celebrated, folks. After playing last week at Beirut Film Festival, the film will screen next at Tribeca Film Festival in April.
Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: