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Seeing is Believing Women Direct is a map for women who are looking to take back control, defeat their fears, and embrace their unique storytelling voice. We want Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct to spark important conversations about what it means to be a woman with a vision and encourage more women to tell the stories that matter to them. This film will not only help encourage and give confidence to up and coming filmmakers who identify as female, but also to help those who identify as male to understand how they can be better advocates, allies, and partners. Our goal is to reach over 100,000 people globally in the home, school, and workplace and inspire at least 10,000 new film projects by women. Our film aims to be part of the movement that will bring more women to the filmmaking world.

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A very good point was made by director/producer Cady McClain in our interview about her movie Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct. She points out many unspoken truths about directors and the movies they make. One of her poignant statements (excuse me as I paraphrase) is as a director, the importance of making your project the film “YOU want to see.”

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KVCR, an NPR affiliate, “Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez” Radio Interview

Cady McClain, the director of "Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct," says female directors in Hollywood are a thing.

"Wonder Woman" proves female directors can deliver box office hits

Step aside Mr. Miyagi & The Karate Kid. This is a different kind of “mentoring movie.”

Awesome without Borders, Grant #236

On March 19, Emmy® Award-Winner Cady McClain brought her documentary, Seeing is Believing: Women Direct to the Women in Creative Leadership event at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School. Dr. Ledbetter opened the screening with the film’s simple mission statement about role models. “When young women see other women doing something that they aspire to do, they are much more likely to pursue that career. If they do not see a woman performing a task, or a role, or a position that they aspire to, they may not move themselves in that direction.”

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An intensively inspiring and informative documentary that should be on any aspiring filmmakers must watch list.

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Socially Relevant Film Festival New York, The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival, Heartland International Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival , Oxford Film Festival , Women Texas Film Festival , Soho International Film Festival , Newport Film Festival

Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct is an in-depth investigation into the challenges faced by women directors. The film focuses on the journeys of four articulate filmmakers—Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland), Sarah Gavron (Suffragette), Li Lu (There is a New World Somewhere) and Naima Ramos Chapman (And Nothing Happened)—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 valueless 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. Other women directors—and even a few male directors—contribute perceptive commentary, and the film illustrates it’s points with wellchosen clips. Periodic person-on-person interviews prove all too revealing when the film asks, “Who’s your favorite woman director and why?” One student replies, “Bigelow, because I don’t know anyone else. But I like her.” Packing an immense amount of information, Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct also offers a brief history of women, acknowledging such pioneers as Alice Guy-Blaché, Lois Weber, and Dorothy Arzner.

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