As female filmmakers continue to be disregarded in events like the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, it almost seems as though they are their own genre. However, this should not be the case. If we are on the pathway to equality, female filmmakers should not be a spectacle of bravery. French director Celine Sciamma, like many female directors, too often is asked the question: “What is it like being a woman in filmmaking?”
Nina Simone wasn’t merely one of the best singers and pianists of Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, and Soul from the 20th Century. From the stage, she also gave a voice to the fight against racism and for the civil rights of the Afro-Americans. Maybe this led to her entering into history as the “High Priestess of Soul”. 19 years after her death, why remember Nina Simone?