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From Examining Script Writing to Stronger Women Portrayals

 - Nov 24, 2014
This collection of keynotes on film features a number of fascinating speakers. The speeches dive into a variety of topics like female portrayals in movies, script writing, stereotypes and the inspiration behind creating a film.

One of the most interesting speeches is the one presented by Geena Davis. Stepping out of her role as a actor, Geena founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media that focuses its research on the portrayal of women in television and film. Many of the statistics are shocking and paint a very bleak picture for women and young girls. She believes that film and television can be a powerful tool for inspiring, educating and empowering young girls.

On a similar note is the keynote by Kal Penn. His speech touches on the ways Hollywood creates reductionist stereotypes.

These keynotes on film offer interesting arguments and perspectives.