Seeing is Believing: Women Direct

Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct is a multiple award-winning documentary film that emphasizes the opportunity for women to use their voice through media to change the social and political landscape and achieve full equality. Focusing on inspiring and uplifting young female storytellers through the mentorship and leadership of four diverse directors, Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct opens the conversation up to ask "What is the broader role of storytelling in our society and how can women of all racial and gender identifications use filmed media as a unique opportunity to catalyze progress?"

"...illuminating, absorbing, and intelligently crafted..." - Broadway World 

"Cady McClain's documentary soars..." - Zeke Film Review

"If I had seen this film when I was a film student at USC I would have stayed in production." - Kelly Brinker, American Cinematographer Magazine

JURY PRIZE - Newport Beach Film Festival

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY  - Burbank, Glendale, Geneva Film Festival's


BEST DOCUMENTARY - Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival

BEST DOCUMENTARY - PRO ACTION - Artemis Women in Action Film Festival

MATRIX AWARD, CADY MCCLAIN - Association of Women in Communications (other recipients include Barbara S. Cochran, Ann Curry, Jane Pauly, and Christiane Amanpour 

Director Naima Ramos-Chapman

Featuring Lesli Linka Glatter (EP/Director: Homeland), Sarah Gavron (Director:Suffragette, Rocks), Li Lu (Director: There is a New World Somewhere, A Town Called Victoria) and Naima Ramos-Chapman (Director: HBO's Random Acts of Flyness); the film is additionally bolstered by important insights from male and female-identifying filmmakers to show how collaboration, rather than oppression, can incentivize all genders to connect across our shared human experience.

Animation by Xaviera Lopez

The film is in the collections of The University of Miami, Exeter University, The University of San Diego, Philip Exeter University, The University of Delaware, The University of Michigan, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, Minnesota State University, Loyola Marymount University, the St Louis Public Library, the New York Public Library, the Anchorage Public Library and more.

Group screenings have included Women in Film Los Angeles, Pepperdine University, Webster University, Los Angeles City College, Johnson County Community College, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - School of Tech and Animation, Hahn Loesser Law Firm, the Oxford Film Festival and more.

Educational Sales available through Collective Eye

Carla Garapedian, Lizzie Borden, Cady McClain, Finola Hughes, Bethany Rooney

Two test pilot screenings for Women's History Month in March of 2020 were shown on KVCR PBS Empire in Los Angeles/Riverside County, California.

Full educational packages, community screening guides, media guides, and syllabus are available.


Film offered in 28, 57, and 84 minute versions.


84 minute version available on Seed&Spark.

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