From on set production jobs to higher up creative positions, fewer women hold these jobs in the film industry than men. The gender imbalance in film is a pervasive issue even on a local scale. Filmmaker Erica O’Brien describes her experiences as a woman trying to find her way in the film industry, and how she grew to find her voice and her identity as an artist. O’Brien also explains the story of the group Creative Coven, a network for female filmmakers.
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