In a society that increasingly overlooks the stories of women and people of color, producing our own narratives is of the utmost importance. To aid in this cause, women across the globe are writing, directing, and producing films that share their point of the view with the world.

Today in New York City, the Brooklyn Girl Film Festival kicks off and will showcase a plethora of films from female filmmakers.

Festival creator, April Mosqus explains the mission on the Brooklyn Girl Film Festival site:

Our goal is to showcase the work of women filmmakers from around the globe.
Whether their work is a serious documentary or a lighthearted comedy, Brooklyn Girl Film Festival seeks to empower women and their unique and relevant interpretation of the world around them and strengthen the community of women filmmakers.

Featuring short and feature length films, the festival runs from March 29 to 31 at Launchpad.

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