Being a woman in film is nothing short of challenging. Nicole Dorsey knew she wanted to be a director since she was a child, but she's experienced her fair share of adversity in the film industry.
Growing up, she wasn't aware of too many female directors to look up to. She worked quite a few different jobs both in front of and behind the camera before taking a seat in the director's chair. But most of all, Nicole wants to tell stories for every voice, because "it's hard to become what you can't see".
"It feels like it's a label so that everyone can pat themselves on the back now for talking to me. Or like I have a special waiver to enter into a space because I'm a woman. And I don't feel like it's a special waiver, because I've worked over a decade to get to where I am now. It wasn't like I was able to walk into the door simply because I'm a woman." [6:00]
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