Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct is a documentary film which emphasizes the opportunity for women to use their voice through media to change the social and political landscape and achieve full equality. Focusing on inspiring and uplifting young female storytellers through the mentorship and leadership of four diverse directors, Seeing is Believing Women Direct opens the conversation up to ask “What is the broader role of storytelling in our society and how can women use filmed media as a unique opportunity to catalyze progress?”
The film is additionally bolstered by important insights from male and female-identifying filmmakers to show how collaboration, rather than oppression, can incentivize all genders to connect to our shared human experience. Featuring Lesli Linka Glatter (EP/Director Homeland), Sarah Gavron (Director: Suffragette, Brick Lane), Li Lu (There is a New World Somewhere) and Naima Ramos-Chapman (Director HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness).
The film is available in three lengths:
28 minutes: featuring Sarah Gavron, Li Lu, and Naima Ramos-Chapman
57 minutes: featuring Lesli Linka Glatter, Sarah Gavron, Li Lu, Naima Ramos-Chapman, Betty Thomas, Joanna Kerns, Bethany Rooney, Kimberly Peirce, John Wells, Michael Rauch, Sarah Kernochan, Dorothy Canton, and more…
84 minutes: featuring Cady McClain as narrator/guide, Finola Hughes, Kimberly McCullough, Lee Grant, Jann Turner, Anne Makepeace, Deborah Kampmeier, Lizzie Borden, Lesli Linka Glatter, Sarah Gavron, Li Lu, Naima Ramos-Chapman, Betty Thomas, Bethany Rooney, Kimberly Peirce, John Wells, Michael Rauch, Rusudan Glurdijze, Marina Rice Bader, and more…
Awards and Recognitions:
Our Director Cady McClain was awarded the 2017 MATRIX AWARD by the Alliance of Women in Communications for her work pertaining to raising awareness of female directors.
SIBWD is a thrilled recipient of an Awesome Without Borders Grant!
We won a JURY AWARD at our PREMIERE at the Newport Beach International Film Festival for the 28 minute version of SIBWD
WINNER BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY at the Burbank Film Festival for the 28 minute version of SIBWD
WINNER BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY at the Glendale International Film Festival for the 28 minute version of SIBWD
WINNER BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY at the Geneva Film Festival for the 28 minute version of SIBWD
WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD at the SOHO Film Festival for the 57 minute version of SIBWD
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