The Original Six: The Story of Hollywood's Forgotten Feminist Crusaders

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday


Join Film History faculty member Sally Shafto’s seminar "Women Make Movies, or Why Gender Representation Really Matters Behind and In Front of the Camera." Students will participate in a discussion with trailblazing members of the “Original Six” Nell Cox and Lynne Littman '62 and industry pioneers Sanaa Hamri '96 and Jenni Konner '94. The “Original Six” are a group of women directors who spoke out against gender discrimination in Hollywood in 1979 and formed the Women’s Steering Committee, a branch of the Director’s Guild of America. Their activism led the DGA to sue Warner Brothers and Columbia Pictures in 1983. Following the screening of a brief excerpt from the documentary, "This Changes Everything," about the “Original Six,” students and guests will engage in a discussion examining and reflecting on gender disparities within the entertainment industry.

Register online for this event. A link to participate will be sent to registrants prior to the event.