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“Warehoused” with Mental Illness—A Filmmaker’s Story

“Warehoused” with Mental Illness—A Filmmaker’s Story

| November 30, 2012

"Kings Park" documents a dark age for many women hospitalized with mental illness. The filmmaker looks to the promise of ObamaCare for a better future. More »

Images of Femicide Displayed to Prompt International Action

Images of Femicide Displayed to Prompt International Action

| November 26, 2012

A UN exhibit and seminar in Vienna marks a day devoted to ending violence against women. Alice Driver, whose photographs are included among the images, explains. More »

WMC Award Winners Assess Media Progress

WMC Award Winners Assess Media Progress

| November 20, 2012

Last week's awards ceremony in New York City celebrated women making a difference in the media. Marianne Schnall asked award winners how they achieved personal success and what it would take to improve women's overall status. More »

Girls Impact the World Film Festival—A Forum for Social Change

Girls Impact the World Film Festival—A Forum for Social Change

| November 13, 2012

A four-women collaboration hopes to harness the creativity of young women around the world, empowering them to address concerns central to their lives. More »

“I Am Neda”—Beyond the Icon

“I Am Neda”—Beyond the Icon

| October 29, 2012

The author, founder of Feminist.com, interviews the first-time filmmaker who is winning awards for her documentary on the woman whose death on the streets of Tehran helped kindle Iran's democracy movement. More »

Innovative Women’s Museum Opens in Santa Fe

Innovative Women’s Museum Opens in Santa Fe

| September 25, 2012

Native American women artists have a home of their own in New Mexico, thanks to the dedication of a third generation painter whose grandmother came from the Santa Clara pueblo. More »

Filmmaker Explores India’s Complex Identity

Filmmaker Explores India’s Complex Identity

| September 20, 2012

In "The World Before Her," Nisha Pahuja looks at the extremes of India's evolving notions of gender. More »

Film’s Independent Women

Film’s Independent Women

| September 18, 2012

The author, the leading expert on the status of women working in film and television, has good news about women's progress in directing documentary films. Her question: are indie women in the pipeline to top Hollywood jobs? More »

The Glamorous Lure of Hollywood Violence

The Glamorous Lure of Hollywood Violence

| August 19, 2012

Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised, the author suggests, when citizens see themselves as heroic while committing mass murder. More »

Feel Like Letting Your Geek Flag Fly?

Feel Like Letting Your Geek Flag Fly?

| August 10, 2012

Previously male-dominated pursuits relating to science and technology are increasingly the domain of proudly geeky women, who are gathering in Seattle for a one-of-a-kind convention. More »