Hollywood has always been a male-dominated industry, despite women always being present in the history of filmmaking. If the recent flood of sexual assault stories in the film industry has proved anything, it is just that. Women have always been present in Hollywood and we will not stay in the dark. It feels like there is some sort of shifting tides, thanks to the brave individuals who have come forward to share their own stories of sexual trauma. In the spirit of this hope, here is the second in a series about female film directors.
1. Dee Rees
2. Greta Gerwig
3. Niki Caro
Caro is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director. She is best known for her film Whale Rider (2003), which received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Kiesha Castle-Hughes). The film also received 33 wins and 35 nominations in the indie festival circuit. Caro has been nominated 12 times and won 20 film awards in the span of her career. Other notable films include North Country(2005), McFarland, USA (2015) and The Zookeeper's Wife (2017). Caro is currently in pre-production for the upcoming films Callas and the Disney live-action remake of Mulan, expected in 2019.