by JR Thorpe.
Try to name ten female film directors. Go on, I’ll wait. If you got Kathryn Bigelow, Ava DuVernay, Sofia Coppola, Mira Nair, and Ana Lily Amirpour, then stopped short with brain freeze, you’re not alone. It’s not that there aren’t any female directors besides those big modern-day names; we’re just rarely taught about the work of female directors from the past.
Unfortunately, the lack of recognition given to female film directors has been a massive issue since, oh, the invention of film. And the problem’s not just in Hollywood — from France, the birthplace of cinema, to India and Japan, women have played big but forgotten roles in film history.
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