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Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct (2017)

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.


Cady McClain
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Credited cast:
Marina Rice Bader ... Self
Trudy Bellinger Trudy Bellinger ... Self
Penny Bergman Penny Bergman ... Self
Shana Betz ... Self
Lizzie Borden Lizzie Borden ... Self
Nikki Braendlin Nikki Braendlin ... Self
Dorothy Canton Dorothy Canton ... Self
Diana Cignoni ... Self
Nicole Conn ... Self
Deborah Del Prete ... Self
Reema Dutt Reema Dutt ... Self
Katharine Emmer ... Self
Sydney Freeland ... Self
Carla Garapedian ... Self
Sarah Gavron ... Self


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).

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Extremely Important Film
7 September 2018 | by hmaxialSee all my reviews

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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Release Date:

25 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Devil in the Machine See more »
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16:9 HD
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