Women Filmmakers of the Pacific Northwest

We tend to think of cinema as a globalized industry that’s, at least in the U.S., centered in Hollywood. But regional film-making thrives, particularly in independent cinema. Independent film also allows for more women to succeed as directors, writers, etc. Today, I’ll highlight some amazing women filmmakers who are from or work in my home …

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Art by Women for International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate, I wanted to make a brief post about various art by women that inspire me. “Your Best American Girl” (2016) by Mitski This song is a jam, with rocking guitar crescendos and soulful vocals. But look deeper, and you’ll find a powerful story of reckoning with cross-cultural identity and …

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Girls’ Voices Matter Gets Its Own Space

Since moving to Eugene almost four years ago, I’ve looked for a permanent space for Girls’ Voices Matter. I’ve taught classes at various locations, including my house. I had a hard time finding a place that I could afford and had the space for all of my equipment. Enter the Covid-19 pandemic: all teaching shifted …

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Black History Month: Five Women Filmmakers

Black History Month is a perfect time to expand your horizons and explore work by black filmmakers. So today, we’ll look at the contributions to cinema by incredible African-American women. However, these women are just the tip of the iceberg. Whether you want a fun blockbuster, feel-good romance, or artsy indie, you’ll find a film …

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The Powerful Women of Hidden Figures

The film Hidden Figures focuses on the little-known story of a team of female African-American mathematicians. These women served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Because of this, teen girls especially can benefit from the portrayal of the powerful women of Hidden Figures. The film is based …

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