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4. Lucy Walker makes documentaries
If you are fascinated by real stories about extraordinary individuals, Lucy Walker’s non-fictional films will blow you away. They are the perfect blend of true-story reporting and poetry. With two Oscar nominations under her white and gold belt for her movies Waste Land and The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, her more recent film, The Crash Reel, stunned audiences. It focuses on the rivalry between Olympic snowboarders, Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, before and after Pearce suffers a traumatic brain injury. Look for her new film, The Lion’s Mouth Opens, coming soon to HBO.
About the bias against female directors, Walker said, “There are still people who have an issue working with a woman director. Women can be viewed as ‘difficult’ even though they work in the same way as men.”