A History of Silence: The Cinema of Lois Weber

In 1914, Lois Weber became the first female director of a feature film. She was one of the first women to own her own studio. She made films that directly engaged with social issues like abortion, capital punishment, birth control, and power imbalances between men and women – all at a time before women could vote.

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