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17 June 2019

Under her eye.

by Jason Stone

Free the Work: “Mozart” - 60s

Maria Anna Mozart is not as well known as her younger brother Wolfgang and - according to this film promoting a new resource from the people behind 'Free the Bid' - she might have eclipsed his output if she'd been given the same exposure and opportunities.

Ms Mozart is representative of all the women whose ambitions have been thwarted over hundreds of years of patriarchy, and whose artistic potential has been lost to the world. This is not just a tragedy for the women whose lives could have been fulfilled by the freedom to express themselves, but to a wider world robbed of the chance to hear what they have to say.

When director Alma Har'el discovered the extent of the bias against female filmmakers in the advertising realm, she founded 'Free the Bid' - a movement designed to promote positive change. Two-and-a-half years on, she's launching a new online resource which aims to broaden the scope of her movement into the domains of TV and film. It's called 'Free the Work' and its website - which replaces Free the Bid's - was unleashed on the first day of the 2019 Cannes Festival of Creativity.

Film Production: Object & Animal Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Amber Grace Johnson
Producer: Brooke McDaniel
Head of Production: Matt Hunnicutt
Executive Producer: James Cunningham
VFX: Electric Theatre Collective Ⓟ Ⓦ

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