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Meet The Shatterbox Anthology Directors

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    When it comes to telling true stories about the female experience, it's all about getting women behind the camera. Refinery29's Shatterbox Anthology series is comprised of 12 new and veteran filmmakers and these women are ready to show the world what it's like to live as a woman and female-identified person in this world.

    For too long female directors have been invisible next to their male counterparts and are met with questions regarding their qualifications instead of respect. The site Shit People Say To Women Directors is a frightening account of what is said to women in the film industry on a regular basis. “Do you really think you’ll be able to handle that camera rig though?” Yes. Women can hold cameras, write scripts, and direct films.

    Here is a look at the next crew of filmmakers dedicated to showing you true experiences.




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    Director: Anu Valia
    Film: Lucia, Before And After

    This director, writer, producer, and actor has been seen everywhere. Her newest film, Lucia, Before And After, follows a young woman during an abortion clinic crisis.

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    Director: Chloë Sevigny
    Film: Kitty

    From Kids to Kitty, Sevigny has never shied away from subversive projects. In her film, she explores the world of a young girl who has transformed into a kitten.

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    Director: Courtney Hoffman
    Film: The Good Time Girls

    Costume designer, writer, director. There is nothing Hoffman can't do. Her film The Good Time Girls is a female-driven western dead-set on revenge.

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    Director: Gabourey Sidibe
    Film: The Tale Of Four

    Her acting debut gave her an Academy Award nomination and her directorial debut is going to be just as stellar. The Tale Of Four is based on the song "Four Women" by Nina Simone.

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    Director: Jessica Dimmock
    Film: Esprit

    This photojournalist has dedicated her work to showcasing the truth — no matter the experience. Esprit follows an annual week-long conference that draws transgender women in their 50s, 60s, and 70s together from all over the country.