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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Kate Barker-Froyland

    "Much of the film takes place in Brooklyn, where I live, and we shot in many neighborhood places that I go to regularly. I wanted to record all the music live and to capture the music of the neighborhood and the city, while also capturing how music is this connective thread between people. "

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    Women Win Nearly a Third of Sundance Awards

    Women directors, editors, cinematographers, and musicians received a third of the nearly thirty awards doled out by the film festival. Among them were Australian filmmaker Sophie Hyde, who directed "52 Tuesdays," a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl who adjusts to her mother's transition int...

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    Producer Alix Madigan's Sundance Keynote: Instability of Indie Film is Worth the Risk

    Madigan was the keynote speaker at the Sundance Producer's Luncheon this year -- an opportunity she used to discuss her love of independent film. Her speech was a reaction to the widely reported departure of veteran producer Ted Hope from the world of filmmaking.

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    Slamdance Women Directors: Meet Nailah Jefferson

    "The biggest misconception about this film is that we have some vendetta against BP. We didn't go searching for problems, [but] these issues are real and they are absolutely leading to the downfall of this community."

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    Sundance Woman Directors: Meet Tracy Droz Tragos

    "Rich Hill is our family hometown, and over the years it has fallen on hard times. We wanted to tell the stories of families living there who [seemed] to us largely ignored and clearly facing a lot of challenges."

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    Infographic: Women in Filmmaking at Sundance

    Two years ago, Sundance and Women in Film launched a joint longitudinal study that would follow the careers of Park City alums to study the gender distribution at the festival itself, as well as the post-festival careers of male and female directors. Here are some of the preliminary results.

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Sydney Freeland

    "I was born and raised on the Navajo reservation, and growing up I never felt like I saw the people and places that I knew represented on film. On a really basic level, I just wanted to tell a story about those people that I knew and give them a chance to be represented on film."

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Geetu Mohandas

    "The undercurrent of the narrative is very political. It talks about the plight of the migrant labourers and displacement. It talks about a sense of futility and anger against the system. The poor labourers are a mere statistic in India when a calamity or tragedy occurs, and these nameless people we...

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Rose McGowan

    "I'm fascinated by girl culture in this time period [the 1960s]. I wanted to explore what happens when societal expectations brainwash someone into ignoring their intuition. "

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