Shana is an amazing woman. She’s the very first director I called to talk to about this documentary and she was immediately supportive. As you might recall from an earlier post, we got on Skype immediately (the “I look like shit,” “That’s ok I look like shit, too” convo) and started brainstorming about what this project could look like.
I flew to New Orleans, where she’s currently living and scouting for her latest film, to interview her. Here’s a little taste of what she had to say. I think this is good advice for any woman looking to go into fields of work that are currently dominated by men. Until the issue of gender bias is resolved and our minds are able to think in a new way about where leadership and creativity come from, we have to learn to be stronger without losing our kindness and compassion for others.