By: William Yen
At a press conference for the "27th Women Make Waves Int'l Film Festival, Taiwan," Diane Sovereign, chief of the Public Diplomacy Section at the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), said that her office has forged a close cooperation with the organizers and strongly supports the festival for providing a platform for female filmmakers.
She commended the festival for challenging gender stereotypes and promoting women filmmakers by giving a more gender balanced view of the world.
"To see all those young, shy women filmmakers up there, they seem surprised to be called up but they have a voice. Maybe they are shy personally, but their films have a great voice," said Sovereign, who arrived in Taiwan a month ago. [FULL STORY]