The Passion Plays That Spark The Activism Of Modern Female Filmmakers

by Peter D. Marshall

by Denise Restauri.


As I was watching the trailer for STILL, a film about a young woman in an abusive relationship that is directed by 22-year-old Slater Jewell-Kemker, I started to think about what drives young filmmakers to pour every cent and every ounce of energy they have into making films that take on really tough issues like racial injustice, violence and death.

The answer to that question is in their stories that begin with “I was” or “I saw.” Three  passionate and creative 20-something female filmmakers share their stories that take us on their journeys that led them to use their cameras to make a difference. Although they are part of an industry that doesn’t take women directors seriously, they’re serious about creating global change.

Read the rest of this article from Forbes.

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