Today I gave a presentation in my MA class (via Zoom… sigh). On documentary ethics. On International Women’s Day.
So naturally I wore my Time’s Up shirt, seized the opportunity to discuss (the lack of) gender parity in media industries and rounded off with a collection of female-focused platforms/ forums/ resources, which my cishet gentleman prof just loved. Said resources are listed below for your information and inspiration.
Non-profit research organisation researching gender representation in media and advocating for equal representation.
Founded in 2010 by the inimitable Ava DuVernay, ARRAY is a grassroots distribution, arts and advocacy collective focused on films by women and people of colour.
Advocates for and advances the careers of women working in the screen industries – to achieve parity and transform culture.
Amplifies the female critical voice by aggregating reviews by women and looking at film through a female lens. Reading what white cishet men think about films can be exhausting – hit Cherry Picks up & give yourself a break.
Membership organisation for women working in creative media in the UK, and part of an international network of over 10,000 women worldwide.
Resources for female filmmakers/ raising awareness among decision-makers and gatekeepers in the industry about the deficit of women behind the camera in independent film and beyond.
aaaaand rounding off with some lovely stats circa 2017 from a study by the British Film Institute highlighting how far we still have to go to reach gender parity in UK film, both on-screen and off.