24 Jan 2017

Dan Slevin: watching films directed by women

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:37 pm on 24 January 2017

A recent study showed that in 2016 women directors were behind the camera for only seven per cent of the top 250 films at the US box office, a two percentage point drop on the year before. Last year the Women in Film, TV and Media Centre in Los Angeles started a campaign to encourage film fans to watch a film by a woman every week for a year and the hashtag #52filmsbywomen was born. Dan Slevin from RNZ Widescreen, has taken up the challenge for 2017 and tells us about it.

Dan Slevin takes on the #52filmsbywomen challenge

Dan Slevin takes on the #52filmsbywomen challenge Photo: South Pacific Pictures

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