MIMI LEDER was the first female graduate of the AFI program in 1973.
She directed the hit film Deep Impact (1998) and has a long list of credits despite having opportunities curtailed because of her gender.
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Where to watch her films:
Read more about her:
Mimi Leder on the Struggles of Being a Female Director
Heroines of Cinema: Mimi Leder and the Impossible Standard for Women Directors in Hollywood
Lesli Linka Glatter & Mimi Leder Team With Indigenous Media For Made By Women Incubator
The Paley Center for Media biography