In the wake of sexual harassment scandals plaguing the entertainment industry–several groups at the Sundance Film Festival are stepping up their fight for equality.
FOX’s Krystin Goodwin was at Sundance:
Out of 122 feature films premiering at Sundance, 37 percent are directed by women:
(Murphy) “We want to highlight women, we want to feature women, but we understand that there are problems in the industry.”
Amid the “Me Too movement”–organizations like New York women in film–continue to push for pairity. Vice president of programming for the group’s board of directors Rosalind Murphy explains:
(Murphy) “When members say I want a voice and I want to talk about it… How can we do this is a productive way?”
Murphy says social media has helped shine a light on discrimination:
(Roz) “But now I feel I can speak out and it’s not going to hurt my career and that’s what it should be. It shouldn’t hurt your career.”
And says the online support is allowing more people to speak out.
Krystin Goodwin, FOX News.