The AFI Catalog of Feature Films has been honored with a prestigious $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to embark upon an unprecedented, landmark study of gender parity in the history of American film. The initiative, titled “Women They Talk About” after a lost 1928 film about a woman who campaigns for mayor against her childhood sweetheart, will evaluate AFI’s uniquely comprehensive and academic data to establish gender parity as a near norm in the early decades of the motion picture industry.  New and exhaustive scholarly research of the silent film era, paired with cutting-edge technology,…

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