Maria Giese is a Film Director, and directed the films When Saturday Comes and Hunger. She is also an activist on behalf of women directors in the United States. She was the person who agitated the ACLU to pressure the EEOC to investigate Hollywood for discriminatory hiring practices of female directors. This investigation is currently underway, as Jennifer Warren spoke about in Episode 3. We talked about why the EEOC investigation is only focused on directors, the history of the DGA and its diversity program, and the importance of separating the label of WOMEN from that of DIVERSITY. Turns out, women are not a minority. And, when is the last time you talked about Title VII?
To find out more about Maria and her work, click here.