I am a Spanish-speaking chica, born and raised in Panama, one among dozens of primos, tíos and tías, role models when mothers failed and fathers died—a world I left and haven’t left. My own book is about to be born. It’s an expression of me—an excavation of memory and return to the soil of “la […]
“Brittany Runs a Marathon,” based on a true story, reminds all of us that we have the power to change. And “Tigers are Not Afraid” shows us that we can find humanity even in the darkest times.
One of the reasons I made the documentary Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, about the first female filmmaker, was because I wanted to change the narrative about the origins of cinema—and show young girls and boys that a woman moved the medium forward, and paved the way for others. Alice Guy-Blaché was not only the first female […]
“This cycle of sexual assault must end. We must do the work. We must evolve. We must be well.”
We are Thelma and Louise, screaming down the highway, stopping only to refuel our bodies and our car. We walk into the gas station, and the clerk looks up, grinning. “Why, hello, girls!” And the record scratches.
The trailer for “Gwen” features a mother at the end of her rope, a fair amount of blood and a young woman screaming. In other words, it looks like a fairly cut-and-dried period horror tale. However, the final result is a lot more interesting—and, honestly, much more frightening—than that.
“Sometimes I think of the cost of raising a child all the way to adulthood—and since I know I can’t instantly pay my mom back hundreds of thousands of dollars, I can at least pay her back in a sincere doodle.”
“I’m a child of an immigrant and a child from poverty. I’m a woman who’s been through various forms of abuse. I know that those mind games of making something beautiful out of ugly is what I do for a living. I want the world to feel that.”
During summer vacation, STEM still matters. How can we keep young girls and women interested in technology and the most lucrative jobs that will define our future?
“One Child Nation” and “After the Wedding” take on global women’s rights, while the girls of “GLOW” take on Sin City. Here’s what to watch this weekend.