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Ida Lupino: A Heroine for Women in Film, Behind the Camera and on the Silver Screen

Vivian Norris | Posted 04.07.2017 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

There are not only women but many men, working behind the scenes in the industry, at festivals, to make sure women's contributions to cinema are not overlooked, nor, in the case of Ida Lupino, forgotten. It is because of a personal commitment to include and highlight women's accomplishments in film that the director of the Fribourg International Film festival focused the majority of the festival on films by and about women.

Thank You President Obama for Your New Orleans Visit

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.29.2016 | Impact
Vivian Norris

The President did the right thing by going to struggling neighborhoods and spending time with the young people who could see in a man who, through the dedication, love and hard work, a mirror of themselves and what they too could accomplish.

The First Thing You Do in War Is Take Over the Communications System, or Why I Love Sheffield Doc Fest

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.20.2014 | Media
Vivian Norris

Money and the enormous wealth gap has lead to a non-democratic representation in the media sphere and that now extends to so-called public television.

Why Women in Film Matter

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Without women's stories, we see only half of our world. Without women filmmakers showing us what it really means to be a woman within what has long been a patriarchal society, we cannot appreciate the many struggles women have experienced, nor the sweetness of the victories won.

Ground War Report: North Carolina Mamas For Obama Hold Battleground Bake Sale

Stephanie Anderson-Ladd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephanie Anderson-Ladd

"I never thought I'd be so unhappy with the potential of having a woman in the White House. I'm pretty tired of hearing how Palin is supposed to be the embodiment of a modern woman. She doesn't represent me as a mom."