Emma Branderhorst is a 26-year-old director from Amsterdam. Her work mainly deals with major social themes such as period poverty, children of war, and bullying, which she turns into a personal and intimate story. The ‘slice of life’ effect is significant in her work which is how she can make the characters feel ‘alive’ and that the story doesn’t only focus on the problem. Through powerful and independent female protagonists, she intentionally tells stories from a feminine perspective. Her film Under the Skin premiered at Berlinale Generation and won the Wildcard Dutch Film Festival for best new film talent (2019) and Cinekid’s best youth film (2020). Her latest film Spotless (2022), won the Krystal Bear at Berlinale Generation, the Cinekid award for Best Short Film, the Grand Prix at Regard in Canada, and was recently submitted to the Oscars 2023. In this episode, Emma and Dr. Taz talk about the significant gaps in women’s rights in a patriarchal society and the struggles women experience during their period. Emma also shares her filmmaking journey and what inspired her to take on major social themes and intentionally transform them into a story from a female perspective.
Today on Super Woman Wellness:
- How women around the world struggle with their period
- Why talking about women’s period is a taboo
- Motivation for telling a story from a female perspective vs. the generic male perspective
- How to keep viewers engaged and focused on the story
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- Website: emmabranderhorst.com
- Instagram: @emmabranderhorst
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