Sundance Panel: Spotlight on Women Directors Kennedy, Walker, Helfand, Lynch (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Sundance Panel: Spotlight on Women Directors Kennedy, Walker, Helfand, Lynch (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

At Sundance I had the opportunity to moderate a Spotlight on Women Directors panel featuring four prominent women in documentaries: Rory Kennedy (“Last Days in Vietnam”), Lucy Walker (“The Lion’s Mouth Opens”), Chicken & Egg’s Judith Helfand (“Everything’s Cool”) and Shola Lynch (“Free Angela and All Political Prisoners”). These demanding filmmakers share how sexism has impacted their work, how they pick their stories, when to kill an idea when it isn’t good enough, and how to decide when their films are finished. 

Sundance Now programmer Thom Powers introduced the lively discussion, below. 

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