Talks focus on women in film

Tuesday, March 1, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 4:56 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Stephens College turns the lens on women in film to begin Women’s History Month this week.

On Monday, Liz Mermin, the director of “Beauty Academy of Kabul,” discussed documentary filmmaking. Tonight, Columbia filmmakers Kerri Yost, Beth Pike, Beth Federici and Katherine Gorman will speak about women’s roles in the film industry followed by excerpts from their current projects.

Yost, Pike and Federici will show scenes from “Neither Here nor There,” a documentary about Bosnian refugees settling in Columbia.

Gorman is working on a film that captures stories from those who live and work on the Missouri River.

On Thursday, Philip LaZebnik will talk about the personal and professional aspects of various women in the film industry.

LaZebnik worked as a screenwriter on “Mulan,” “Pocahontas” and “The Prince of Egypt.” He is working on a film about Hans Christian Andersen.

Other themes for the month include “Women Writers,” “Design Week” and “Women in Politics and Business.”

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