Today in Feminist History: Votes for Women!

August 26, 1920: Twenty-six thousand, three hundred and thirty-four very long and difficult days ago, a small but brave band of suffrage pioneers declared “that it is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise.”

Telling the Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

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 […]