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    Infographic: Women Directed 10% of Independent Features Between 2009-2013

    The number of women-directed independent features nominated for an Oscar over the same period: 11.

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    Guest Post: Honeymoon, Bloody Unicorns and Spumoni

    How well do you know the person you re sharing your life with?

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Megha Ramaswamy - 'Newborns'

    "In early 2013, I came across a newspaper story about Priti Rathi, a young woman working as a nurse in Mumbai, who was attacked with acid in broad daylight. Priti died less than a month later. I was determined not to 'move on' this time."

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Shahad Ameen - 'Eye & Mermaid'

    "Stumbling on the story of the goddess Atargatis was the inspiration behind the idea of the strong mermaid that represents the wild woman, as I wanted to represent the strong women of the Arab world."

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Carolina Markowicz and Fernanda Salloum - 'Tatuapé Mahal Tower'

    "We found these tiny (0.8 inch) model figures on a trip to London, and they were so fantastic and full of details that we thought: How could we make them come to life?"

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir - 'Playing with Balls'

    "When older men choose younger women or have one-night stands, it’s often explained as human nature taking over, and even looked upon as heroic by other men. My thought was: If we turn this around, is a woman who has just a quick fuck in the toilet also a hero?"

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Sarah Galea-Davis - 'An Apartment'

    "I produced a documentary about men and unemployment in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse. I was really struck by how much more difficult it was for older men to get their lives back on track, and some of them never did. "

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Torill Kove - 'Me and My Moulton'

    "I am interested in the loneliness and isolation that we can feel when we hide feelings we are ashamed of, especially if they concern people that we love."

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Caroline Mailloux - 'The Barnhouse'

    "It started with a compelling image: a little boy playing with a skull in an old barn."

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Amanda Strong - 'Indigo'

    "In Indigenous cinema, women play a large role, especially among directors, which is very different from mainstream filmmaking."

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