The Oscars and Women Directors

Did you know that only one woman has taken home the statue for Best Director (Katheryn Bigelow for her homosocial masterpiece The Hurt Locker), but three women directors have won the Best Foreign Film category (Marleen Gorris, Caroline Link, and Susanne Bier)?

Still from Afia Nathaniel's “Dukhtar”

Still from Afia Nathaniel’s “Dukhtar”

17% of the submissions for this year’s award were directed by women. Follow the link for a description of the films and start making your popcorn!

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