Advent | Women | 08th September 2021 | Virtual Wire
Do you think film direction can be a career choice for women? Will they succeed in this arena? The film industry was dominated by male directors but it's transforming. Women began to bag the academy awards and Palme D'Or awards. It's anticipation for all aspiring women directors and women across the globe.
History of directors
Women were curbed from this field but now they stepped into almost all the arena. Alice Guy is the first women director, her first short film The Cabbage Fairy. Barbra Streisand's Yentl won golden globe awards and she is considered the first woman to grab the golden globe award.
Kathryn Bigelow, Greta Gerwig, Sofia Coppola, Chole Zhao, Ava DuVenay succeeded and came out from their shell. Kathryn Bigelow is the first woman to win the Oscar for her movie titled Hurt Locker.
Nomadland and Titane women perspective
This is the prosperous year for women directors. Nomadland and Titane won academy and Palme d'Or awards. Both the movies were presented in different stories of women. Women can best in portraying the storyline of the women. The plotline portrayed the life of unusual women one is a slow drama and another is based on body horror.
Indian directors have to face more pressure while they work. They have to crack all kinds of patriarchal pressure and come up with their ideas. Aparna Sen is the first women director who grabbed a national award for the movie titled 36 Chowringhee Lane.
Don’t lose faith in what you are trying to do, even though you will get pummelled emotionally left and right. There are a lot of NO to any YES. And that’s OK.” – Jennifer Lee
The theme of international women's day is to choose challenges and women should be able to choose careers and challenge the world.