Lipstick Pages interviews director Maru Buendia-Senties


 The director of La Pared and Entre Líneas shares the empowering experience of realizing creative visions 

Maru Buendia-SentiesSeeing the creative process through isn’t always the easiest thing to do. The odds of completing a project for most young filmmakers, especially working in the film industry during a downsizing economy, seem against them. The statistics for women in film production are even more staggering: According to film industry researcher Martha Lauzen’s 2007 Celluloid Ceiling Report, women only comprised 15% of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 grossing films in the U.S. Yet creative women like Maru Buendia-Senties are making cracks in the ceiling by making socially relevant films that don’t compromise their visions. Through her independent company Bloodbank Productions she premiered her latest creative vision, Entre Lineas (Between The Lines), at this year’s SXSW and presented an encore screening on opening night of M.A.L.I. Women’s Film & Performance Arts Festival in Austin, Texas. [Read More]


The Lipstick Pages were created on 2003 by aSoutheast Texas resident and they evolved evolved from a solo paper zine project to a fledgling but promising online magazine based in Austin, TX. It celebrates the achievements of women who aren’t necessarily blips on the pop culture radar – from innovative artists who confront social issues on and off canvas, to entertaining musicians who make their personal messages the political to fans. As well  as featuring  photography, short fiction, and more – with a feminist p.o.v.

“Lipstick Pages is an independent zine for the mind, body, and spirit of the creative feminist. This zine is dedicated to the struggle for equality and the respect of women everywhere.” 

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