Session 4: Saturday, June 2nd: 4:00 - 5:50pm
Six women directors take their lens up close to women making news in countries riven with conflict and dictatorial regimes, and asks the question when journalists are constantly under threat, what drives these women to do their jobs? Executive Produce Napur Basu worked with women directors from four countries - Illang Quijano(Philippines), Deepika Sharma (India) Pochi Tamba Nsoh (Cameroon) and Eva Brownstein (USA/Bangladesh) who produced films in five countries - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, India, Philippines. As research in action, we wish to use this film as a starting point to open up discussion around the people and the media. The questions of wherein lies our responsibility to the audience/readers and to listen to the people on this question.