Wednesday, September 15, 2010

30 Stories For 30 Years: Women in Film and Video

Oral History Highlights Cinematic Achievements

For three decades, DC women filmmakers have produced some of the most engrossing works in their medium. Since its start in 1979, with nine original members, the organization Women in Film & Video (WF&V) to over a thousands members.

The Humanities Council has made possible a documentary on 30 years of Women in Film & Video, including interviews with the leading ladies of the DC media community. Panel presentation will explore DC womens contributions to film and to nonfiction media.

The project includes oral histories with the leading ladies of Washington DC media community. The panel presentation will focus on DCs center of nonfiction media production in the US using the work of the interview subjects as a lens. Participants will are explore why DC has emerged as a nonfiction center and what these filmmakers have found here that has enabled them to build their careers. The aim is to better understand what can be replicated for subsequent generations of filmmakers, for young DC filmmakers and across the world.

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