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She Does (Elaine Sheldon & Sarah Ginsburg) invited three women working across the creative industry to discuss innovative and compelling storytelling in the age of social media and rapid content distribution.

Senior video journalist at the New York Times, Alexandra Garcia, Academy Award nominated Director of “Winter’s Bone,” Debra Granik, and artist/writer Molly Crabapple discussed what “long-form” means, and the challenges they face to create quality stories in an over-saturated media landscape.

Photography, Expanded is a Magnum Foundation initiative designed to inspire documentary photographers to expand their storytelling beyond the still image. Through intensive workshops and panel discussions photographers learn about emerging digital tools and methods to engage audiences across platforms and mobilize communities around social justice issues.


She Does was invited to host a panel at the 2015 Citizen Jane Summit, which is a part of Citizen Jane Film Festival, an all women’s festival held in Columbia, Missouri. With an eager audience in attendance, Elaine and Sarah spoke with three talented filmmakers that make work in three different realms of film: feature fiction film, short fiction film, and feature documentary film. The conversation was held with Alison Bagnall, director of fiction feature "Funny Bunny," Mo Scarpelli, co-director of the feature documentary "Frame by Frame," and Catherine Dudley-Rose, director of fiction short "Parallel Chords." In this 90-minute conversation, we discuss the maker’s personal connection to work, thinking about audience, funding, and of course, useful and humorous advice for those in all spheres of filmmaking. Stephens College Historic Senior Hall was packed to the brim and Hannah and Delia Rainey of Dubb Nubb (Episode 16 MusicMakers) opened and closed the conversation with their delightful music, old and new.

LIVE DISCUSSION: Why Do Only ‘The Privileged’ Make Films?

Privilege was one of the topics we explored in a 90-minute conversation about race and media at the 2015 Camden International Film Festival. The conversation was a live recording of She Does Podcast, hosted by Sarah Ginsburg and Elaine Sheldon. In collaboration with the Points North Documentary Forum, we gathered three talented media makers--Sabaah Jordan (co-director “Whose Streets”), Alex Hannibal (Tribeca Film Institute) and Shayla Harris (Frontline PBS)--to discuss how race impacts their professional roles as a filmmaker, film funder and journalist. 

POSTCASTS: live conversations after the podcast



We have been avid podcast listeners for several years now, but one thing that we feel is missing in some of our favorite shows, is audience participation. So we're inviting our listeners to ask our guests their own questions, one week after each of our episodes. 

  • Every other Wednesday, we will release an episode featuring a new guest. Listen to that episode on our siteiTunes or Stitcher and jot down some questions you want to ask our guest.
  • One week after an episode premieres, join us on this page. You can visit our Google+ page and see "Upcoming Events" to stay up-to-date.
  • At the designated time, join the Google Hangout and ask you own questions. If you can't join the video chat, tweet your questions to us with the hashtag #shedoeshang and we will ask them for you!