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    The World Before Her Takes Top Doc Prize at Tribeca

    The World Before Her directed by Nisha Pahuja is an eye-opening and disturbing documentary about the limited options for girls and young women in India. The film juxtaposes two opposing elements -- the Miss India pagent and a Hindu fundamentalist training camp.

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    Nancy Meyers to Direct Her Daughter Haille's Screenplay

    Sorry for being a little late on this but I love this story so I wanted to make sure I shared it.

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    Tony Nominations: Good for Female Directors, Horrible for Female Writers

    Last June after a season where not a single female playwright was produced on Broadway it was announced that there would be at least five women with plays in the just ended 2011-2012 season.  Four of the expected plays opened: The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, Stick Fly by Lydia R. Diamond, Relat...

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    Elles directed by Malgoska Szumowska

    Here are my impressions of the film from the Toronto Film Festival.  The film opens in NY and LA today with a nationwide release it follow.

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    Belma Bas Wins Top Award at International Frauen Film Festival for Zephyr

    I just am back from Germany where I attended the International Frauen Film Festival, a truly wonderful environment where you can hang out with women working in the film business that you otherwise would never meet. We also had a couple of great meetings of women who work at women's film festiva...

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    Trailer Watch: Romeo & Juliet in Yiddish Directed by Eve Annenberg

    Synopsis: Eve Annenberg's gritty, funny new feature stars predominantly non-actor twenty somethings who grew up speaking Yiddish as a first language in Brooklyn. This is possibly the first narrative film acted by both men and women in this much spoken, colloquial Yiddish in over seventy yea...

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    Guest Post: Filming Elephant Landmine Survivors Walk on Prostheses is No Small Feat

    “The Eyes of Thailand” documentary tells the true story of Soraida Salwala’s quest to help two elephant landmine survivors, Motala and Baby Mosha, walk again on their own four legs by building elephant-sized prosthetics. Narrated by Ashley Judd, the film premieres on April 28, 2012...

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    What Women Directed Films Should Have Been Considered for Cannes?

    I am over the anger of this morning's Cannes lineup and on to the next step - action.  A tweet from Katey Rich asked me what films I thought should have been included in the lineup and I have to say honestly, I have no idea.  I know there are films by women from all across the globe th...

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    Four Steps Back - NO Women Directors in Competition at Cannes

    I'm sitting in my hotel room in Cologne, Germany having arrived yesterday at International Frauen Film Festival for the second year in a row.  I came back this year because I had such a great time last year meeting and talking with so many women directors and I really love the people who ru...

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