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FF2 Overview of the 5th Annual Sámi Film Festival

A pregnant widow steals silver from a dead body in order to survive and feed her daughter. A woman suffocates from a goiter in the mountains and reflects more on life than on death. Two young female survivors of sexual abuse refuse to be silenced. These are the powerful stories of Sámi women (indigenous to Northern Scandinavian) as told through the skillful lens of the tribe’s female directors at the 5th annual Sámi Film Festival.… read more.

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Nia DaCosta Brings Social Justice to the Thriller Genre

As it is now Black History Month, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate some of the incredible Black woman artists that we know and love. Today, we’re starting with the amazing Nia DaCosta! 

Nia is a screenwriter and director best known for her work in the thriller genre. Nia began her career as a production assistant, granting her the opportunity to work with celebrated directors such as Martin Scorcese, Steve McQueen, and Steven Soderbergh.read more.

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Filmmaker Lana Wilson Captures the Humanity in Every Subject

On this day three years ago, Miss Americana became available to stream on Netflix. This documentary was an up-close and personal view of Taylor Swift, who had been in the public eye for over a decade, but had never gotten to properly tell her story (that is, outside of her music). 

Miss Americana gave Taylor the space to explore the struggles, both personally and publicly, that she had faced as a person who found fame so early in her life.read more.

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Oscar 2023: Best Doc Nom for “Fire of Love”

Appreciation by Roza:

Fire of Love (2022) is a documentary from Sara Dosa that follows the lives and careers of daring French volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft via archival footage. It was fascinating to see the tapes they had collected throughout the years, with close up shots of lava oozing and splashing and hardening that mesmerized.… read more.

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Oscar Nominee ‘My Year Of Dicks’ Hits Serious Topics with Humor

My Year of Dicks was recently nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the Academy Awards. FF2 Media is proud to support such an innovative woman-led project. Learn more about FF2 Contributor Farah Elattar’s screening and Q&A experience below and cheer on My Year of Dicks at the 95th Academy Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 12th, 2023.read more.

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Academy Award Nominee Sarah Polley: Acclaim for ‘Women Talking’

Women Talking, a film written and directed by Sarah Polley, was just nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay for the 2023 Academy Awards. The film is receiving much-deserved attention for the incredible story it tells. Of course, it was all made possible by Sarah Polley. 

Sarah Polley is well known for her directing projects, but her success began years before that.read more.

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