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Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct

Cady McClain, DP Leah Anova and Reema Dutt. “Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct” shares the experience of four diverse female directors, including the obstacles they overcame, what motivates them, and what their idea of the optimal working environment is.
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Cady McClain, DP Leah Anova and Reema Dutt. “Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct” shares the experience of four diverse female directors, including the obstacles they overcame, what motivates them, and what their idea of the optimal working environment is.

Airs Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 8 p.m. & Friday, March 19 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2

“Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct” shares the experience of four diverse female directors, including the obstacles they overcame, what motivates them, and what their idea of the optimal working environment is.

This in-depth documentary exposes and explores the challenges faced by directors Lesli Linka Glatter (HOMELAND, THE BANKERS WIFE), Sarah Gavron ("Suffragette," "Rocks"), Li Lu ("There Is a New World Somewhere," "A Town Called Victoria"), and Naima Ramos Chapman ("And Nothing Happened," "Random Acts of Flyness").

Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct: Trailer

They provide a mix of honest, direct, and optimistic perspectives into what it takes to become a director, and what it will take to ensure more women are given the opportunity to work at the highest levels of the film industry.

Bolstered by additional insights provided by Hollywood directors, the film shows how collaboration, rather than oppression, can incentivize all genders to connect across our shared human experience.

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Credits:

Director: Cady McClain. Acquired by American Public Television from Jenny Hayden Media Licensing & Marketing for syndication to public television stations nationwide.