Importance of Women Behind the Camera

Diverse women role models smiling beneath the words Importance of Women Behind the Camera

Did you know that most of your favorite movies and TV shows are made by men? Role models in this video share about the importance of including more women in the film industry and why it’s so crucial to have women and girls’ voices heard on film.

The film industry tells stories, explores social and cultural issues, and teaches us about ourselves and our world. Listen to the role models to learn about the excitement of a career in film and the importance of including all types of people from all different backgrounds in the film industry.

The resources here can help you learn even more about filmmaking and the importance of supporting women and girls to choose film as a career.

Fun Page Activity: In this "What Would You Say?" activity, you are challenged to respond to people's negative opinions about women and girls in the film industry. Sometimes, just being prepared to confront an obstacle can help you overcome it.

Independent Learning Guide: Watch the "Importance of Women Behind the Camera" video, then think about the challenges women and girls in film must overcome and the importance of hearing all types of voices in movies and on TV. This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a valuable discussion about women and girls in the film industry.

Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth "before, during, and after" learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.