Director Chanya Button Challenges The Trope Of “Strong Women”

The BFI Film Festival has proclaimed 2015 as their year of the “strong woman,” but what does that mean for women characters? In the video above, director Chanya Button, whose film “BURN BURN BURN” will be debuting at BFI, breaks down why the term “strong woman” is so loaded in this cultural moment. It’s overused to the point that a woman simply being the lead character in a movie can be enough to qualify her – but “strength” can mean a lot of more complex, nuanced things than just existing in a place where a man would usually be.

 

[The Guardian]
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