Lights, Camera, Representation
Date of Degree Completion
Bachelor of Arts
Second Committee Member
Women have been involved in film since its inception. In the past, half of all screenwriters were women. Now, women comprise only 10% of all produced screenwriters. In all sectors of filmmaking, women are vastly underrepresented. Past literature details the causes and implications of this problem yet doesn’t address how to change it. Many authors point to film schools as part of the solution, but don’t actually speak with student and professor filmmakers. This documentary asks students and professors to think about the issue of gender inequality in their profession, their experiences in film school pertaining to the subject, and their future aspirations for gender equality in such an important medium.
Chumley, Nikole, "Lights, Camera, Representation" (2019). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 9.