Living Proof

A look at how film director, documentary programmer, podcaster and professor Aisha Jamal is breaking barriers in Canadian cinema.

Q&A: Filmmaker Joey Ally on Telling the Stories of Nail Salon Workers

Joey Alley’s short film Joy Joy Nails chronicles a day in the life of two nail salon workers.

Q&A: Cinefemme’s Michelle Kantor on Disrupting Male-Dominated Spaces

Kantor sat down with Ms. to discuss the importance of supporting female filmmakers, networking, and representation in Hollywood.

The Film Festival that Fights Back

Now over a decade running, the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival has a revived meaning in the new political climate.

ERA Now, More Than Ever: The Ms. Q&A with Equal Means Equal Filmmaker Kamala Lopez

“The Equal Rights Amendment is the necessary first step without which all other steps towards the progress of women’s rights will ultimately fail. It is the a priori action—the foundation that, when poured, allows us to build upon it to achieve great heights.”

White Women Can’t Get Away in Get Out

There is no way “out.” We can’t get away from ourselves.

Rewarding Harassment and Abuse in Hollywood

This year’s Academy Awards continued a disturbing cultural narrative—one in which men accused of sexual assault or harassment are being rewarded.

Q&A: Maureen Bharoocha on Making Cool, Intersectional Stuff

“I don’t know if I was a man if It would’ve been easier, or if it would’ve taken me less time, but I’m really happy with the way things have gone for myself.”

Doing Maya Angelou’s Story Justice

When Rita Coburn-Whack’s life became political, Angelou’s memoir of “truths” were all she could talk about.

Daisies in the Age of Trump

The two Maries seem precisely the opposite of all the fear and worry that I’d felt in the Women’s March.

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