WKU Gender and Women’s Studies Department Hosts Screening of Female Filmmakers – WKUHerald.com


Film majors April Gregory, Carrie Guyton and Elisabeth Sandahl hosted The Female Filmmakers screening series to shine a light on the women behind the cameras in the film industry.

“We have collectively chosen films made by women and distributed to diverse audiences, rather than those specifically aimed at women to show that women are just as versatile without giving in to stereotypes,” Guyton said.

The series includes films such as “Queen and Slim”, “City of God” and “We Need To Talk About Kevin”. Screenings began August 30 and will end Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. on November 30 in the Jody Richards Hall Auditorium.

The creators of the event want to show the diversity of women in the industry in all aspects beyond Hollywood and show that women can tell any story and succeed in doing it.

“There are a lot of movies that have female characters as the protagonists, but looking beyond that you’ll find that the people responsible for telling the story of the movies lack a female presence,” Sandahl said.

The series reflects the work of women of many origins and ethnicities, in cinematography, editing and production design. Each screening of the film is preceded by a brief presentation and discussion of the film. Students who attend the series are eligible for Film 155 credit.

“Prior to doing research for this series of screenings, I had very little knowledge of female directors, filmmakers, and production designers, and I was excited to learn more as a woman learning how to get into it. Film Industry.”

Genesis reporter Malone can be contacted at [email protected].


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