To celebrate #Suffrage125 in Aotearoa New Zealand this year — 125 years since women got the vote — I’m creating a series of pop-up events to celebrate and learn from women who direct for cinema, television and web series and commercials. With lots of lovely help. Old and new work, from Aotearoa and from overseas, with Q&As, debates and panels to learn more about women directors and the ways they approach screen story telling.
#directedbywomen #aotearoa is inspired by Barbara Ann O’Leary’s beautiful and global project #DirectedbyWomen, an annual all-September party, now in its fourth year, but it will run until at least November 2018, the month when women here first voted.
The first #directedbywomen pop-up is at Mokopōpaki’s shop window cinema in Auckland, until Saturday at 4pm. It’s been warmly welcomed, with the tiny space (perfect for two!) sometimes overflowing with viewers.
Is there anything you’d really like to see with your mates, any director you’d really like to hear from? I’d love suggestions to add to all the ideas already being explored…. More soon!
Originally published at wellywoodwoman.blogspot.com.