The five women doc directors qualifying for Oscars (image via IndieWire).
Championing: Veena Sud’s mystery drama The Killing, which has just been picked up by Netflix for 6 final episodes.
Feeling Triumphant About: Women filmmakers and filmmakers of color racking up the awards. Women filmmakers swept half the AFI Awards last week, and at least five feature-length documentaries by women of color qualify for Oscar consideration this coming year.
Excited to Congratulate: Trailblazers Gloria Steinem and Oprah Winfrey on being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor. Here’s to many more years of amplifying women’s voices for social justice and equal rights!
Terry Lawler is NYWIFT’s Executive Director. Tune in every Tuesday for her picks of the week.