Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct focuses on the journeys of four diverse, articulate filmmakers who provide a wonderful mix of perspectives. The film’s central subjects are honest without complaining, direct without blaming, and optimistic about change. They share valuable insights into how they became directors and discuss what steps are required to ensure more women are given the opportunity to work at the highest levels of the film industry. The film furthers the conversation to ask “What is the broader role of storytelling in our society and how can women use filmed media as a unique opportunity to catalyze progress?”
Best Documentary - Artemis Women in Action Film Festival, Audience Award - SOHO Int’l Film Festival, Jury Award - Newport Beach Film Festival, and Best Documentary at the Ridgewood Guild Int’l, Burbank, and Glendale Film Festivals. Official Selections include the St Louis, High Falls, Bozeman, Heartland, Socially Relevant, Sedona, La Femme, and Catalina Film Festivals. Director Cady McClain was awarded the Matrix Award for her advocacy supporting women’s voices in the directing field.
Focusing on the stories of Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland, The Banker’s Wife), Sarah Gavron (Suffragette, Brick Lane, Rocks), Li Lu (There is a New World Somewhere, A Town Called Victoria) and Naima Ramos-Chapman (HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness) the film includes additional insights from Directors Kimberly Peirce, Bethany Rooney, Betty Thomas, John Wells, Deborah Riley Draper, Lizzie Borden, Deborah Del Prete, Deborah Kampmeier, Sarah Kernochan, Finola Hughes, Kimberly McCullough, Joanna Kerns, Meera Menon, Leslie Hope, Jann Turner, Robert Munic, Michael Rauch, Marianna Palka and more.
Directed by Cady McClain. Produced by Cady McClain, Kate Super, Jon Lindstrom, Amanda Quinn Olivar, Li Lu, and Eva Paris Cicinyte.
Run time: 84 minutes