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A recent article in Sight & Sound said [Destiny Ekaragha] is only the third black female director in Britain to make a feature-length film, a figure she finds depressing. “Are we saying black women don’t make films? That’s ridiculous. We’ve all got stories and they deserve to be told. I hope we reach double digits by next year.”

She believes that it’s important to be aware of institutional prejudice, but not to let it grind you down. “I’m not just black, I’m a woman, so there are two glass ceilings I have to break every time I open my mouth. But if I wake up in the morning and think, ‘Oh my God, I got two ceilings I’ve got to smash today’, that’s no way to live. I’m serious when I have to be; other than that I talk about food a lot and watch Netflix.”

Black British women who have made feature-length fiction films with theatrical release: Ngozi Onwurah, Campbell X, Amma Asante, Destiny Ekaragha. 

Gone Too Far goes on general release in the UK, October 10, 2014.

(via fuckyeahfeministcinema)

(Source: theguardian.com, via fuckyeahfeministcinema)

Diablo Cody!!! Awesome clip with *gems*! 

#scriptchat #womeninfilm #DirectedByWomen

fuckyeahfeministcinema:

Fiona Tan, Zarina Bhimji and Trinh T. Minh-Ha video art exhibition, CCA, Singapore – walk-through & talks

directedbywomen:

Interview about #DirectedbyWomen in Wellywood Woman!  Thanks, Marian Evans!

Read the interview here…  and please share… 

fuckyeahfeministcinema:

Isabella Rossellini (writer, director, performer), Green Porno

 Elizabeth Grosz argues that feminist theory, reading culture, ‘needs to welcome again what epistemologies have left out: the relentless force of the real, a new metaphysics […] we need to reconsider both representation and representational forces in their impact on the mediation of the real.’ (Becoming Undone: Darwinian Reflections on Life, Politics and Art, 2011. 85).

lyalbaynz:

Orca visit Lyall Bay:
A swimmer is urged out of the water as two Orca are seen close to the shoreline.
Many thanks to @hypersupermeta for the photo via twitter.

lyalbaynz:

Orca visit Lyall Bay:

A swimmer is urged out of the water as two Orca are seen close to the shoreline.

Many thanks to @hypersupermeta for the photo via twitter.

To the Tibetan Buddhist way of thinking, the dead are celebrated for 49 days among their circle of friends. Then, on the 50th day, their spirit is dissolved and released as energy. For Lou Reed, that day was marked with a celebration staged Monday night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem by his widow, Laurie Anderson, and Hal Wilner, Reed’s friend and musical sidekick. Patti Smith sings and there’s a marvellous talk and performance from Laurie Anderson.