AWFJ Zoom Interview with Nina Menkes and Maria Giese on BRAINWASHED: SEX-CAMERA-POWER (Exclusive)

Compiling nearly 200 clips since 1896 from popular, classic, and indie films, Brainwashed analyzes certain filmmaking techniques that continually view women as objects. Producer and cinema activist Maria Giese joins Nina to discuss the documentary and its implications with members of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists.

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THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING – Review by Martha K. Baker

This remarkable investigative documentary film explains why movies — national and international — are rarely directed by women, why women rarely star or are writers or even costumers. Why they have trouble with funding, distributing, and reviewing. Data back these statements. For example, of the Top 100 films of 2018, 85% were written by males. The top-grossing films of 2017 showed men with twice as much screen time as women had.

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