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  1. Through Her Lens: An Antidote to the Female Director Gap

    June 6, 2013

    Women & Girls Lead announces the launch of Through Her Lens, an online series of dramatic shorts premiering on June 12, 2013. Women are conspicuously absent from the top ranks of film. In 2012, women made up a measly 9 percent of directors working on the top 250 domestic-grossing films in the U.S. But there are a few bright spots: Women were more likely to

  2. Rebel: Examining Race and the Exclusion of Women in History

    May 22, 2013

    Filmmaker María Agui Carter discusses the Women & Girls Lead film Rebel, race, and the exclusion of women in national history. Rebel is the story of Loreta Velazquez, a Confederate soldier turned Union spy. She was dismissed as a hoax for a hundred and fifty years, but new evidence shows Loreta, a Cuban immigrant from New Orleans, was one of an estimated

  3. Military Women's Long, Ongoing March to Equality

    May 20, 2013

    Military women have marched toward increased rights throughout United States history. From the American Revolution, when they operated primarily as nurses, to the Iraq War, when they served covertly on the frontlines in Team Lioness, women have finally been acknowledged for the service they provide to the United States. As of January 2013, they are

  4. From Victim to Survivor: Women and Girls Lead Films Share Stories of Resiliency

    May 2, 2013

    April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the U.S. and while Women and Girls Lead campaign partners were doing their part to advocate for survivors, our main efforts went to raising public awareness through film. We started the month with the highly anticipated two-part series premiere of Kind Hearted Woman, a documentary by David Sutherland.

  5. ITVS Partners with Geena Davis to Confront the Effects of Media on Children

    April 19, 2013

    The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and ITVS have partnered together to produce an educational program, which includes five short videos produced for kids titled Guess Who?, to be featured by the Women and Girls Lead campaign.Watch Guess Who?: The Mayor and The Judge on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.It is time to take a hard look at the