120 years of Women in Film

120 years of Women in Film Melody Bridges In an inspiring blog entry, Melody Bridges, award winning film director and writer, remembers the impact of the Doing Women’s Film History conference in 2014 on her own relationship to women and cinema. In outlining her current work – as filmmaker, festival director and scholar – she … Continue reading 120 years of Women in Film

Louisa Wei’s Golden Gate Girls (2013) and the (re)discovery of Esther Eng, Chinese American film pioneer (1914-1970)

Highlighting Wei's documentary about the American-born Chinese female director by Melanie Williams One of the highlights of the 'Doing Women's Film and Television History' conference in Norwich in April was the chance to see S. Louisa Wei's beguiling documentary on a women director most of us had never even heard of before, the Chinese American film … Continue reading Louisa Wei’s Golden Gate Girls (2013) and the (re)discovery of Esther Eng, Chinese American film pioneer (1914-1970)