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    Human Rights Watch FF Women Directors: Meet Zeina Daccache (Scheherazade's Diary)

    "My films are done with the minimum shooting material required (we only use daylight, the sound boom is held by the prison inmates, etc.)"

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    Human Rights Watch Women Directors: Meet Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly (The Homestretch)

    "We came to the issue of youth homelessness through a theater program that Kirsten runs each fall with Chicago Public School students. She was shocked to learn that two of the bright, motivated kids she was working with were homeless. It was one of those moments in life when everything just stopped:...

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    Iranian Director Mahnaz Mohammadi Jailed, Inspires Petition Demanding Her Release

    Mohammadi's apparent crimes include shooting a documentary about feminist activists in the contested 2009 presidential election.

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    Human Rights Watch FF Women Directors: Meet Joanna Lipper (The Supreme Price)

    "When I began working on my documentary several years ago, I had no way of knowing that Nigeria would be front and center in news around the world in response to the kidnapping of over 250 schoolgirls. My film aims to provide social, political and cultural context for understanding these recent deve...

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    AFI Docs Women Directors: Meet Laura Naylor (The Fix)

    "As a chronic, relapsing disease that takes and destroys lives, addiction lends itself to media representation that is dark and demoralizing. While tragedies are all too often the outcome of this horrible disease, they are not the only stories to be told. This is a story of possibility."

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    LAFF Women Directors: Meet Gren Wells (The Road Within)

    "On any low-budget film, you're fighting the clock, so I implemented a three-take rule for every set-up."

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    The Four Things I Learned on My Recent Trip to Hollywood

    The movement for change in Hollywood is bigger than anyone thinks it is.

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    LAFF Women Directors: Meet Jennifer Prediger and Jess Weixler (Trouble Dolls)

    "We were inspired by the bizarre living spaces that exist in NYC. The city is pretty crammed with people, and for many, leading a relaxed, spacious, 'normal' life is too expensive."

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    Human Rights Watch FF Women Directors: Meet Iva Radivojevic (Evaporating Borders)

    "The environment grew more intolerant each time I'd visit. The migrants from the Middle East were particularly targeted and subjected to institutional racism, attacks, and so on."

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    Human Rights Watch FF Women Directors: Meet Rachel Beth Anderson (First to Fall)

    "Only having three working memory cards, there were days I would be filming on the frontline while simultaneously transferring footage from my computer (left inside a Libyan rebel's car) onto hard drives so I wouldn't miss a moment with my guys on camera."

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