Meryl Streep, Jon Stewart, Ava DuVernay, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy — it was an amusing coversation

“When a woman makes a film, that is a radical act,” director and screenwriter Ava DuVernay said at the Women in the World Summit in New York City on Wednesday night. By that definition–and by any other, really–she and the other two women on stage, Pakistani documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and prolific actress Meryl Streep, are all radicals.

All three women not only make their presence strongly felt in the male-dominated film industry, but tackle women’s issues and promote activism in their work–whether through portraying brave women so powerfully that even men can’t help but empathize, or exposing women’s struggles by documenting or dramatizing them.

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Women speak out about pulling off the “radical act” of filmmaking in the male-dominated movie business

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