In this rhythmic exploration of gender inequality, director Stacey Lee imprints a new record of the electronic music industry. Lee gives visibility to and amplifies an underplayed history of pioneering female artists from Delia Derbyshire and Suzanne Ciani—making waves since the birth of electronic music—to contemporary DJs Sherelle, Alison Wonderland, and Rezz as they continue to navigate, survive and change an industry wrought with vulnerability, exploitation, toxic egos, and misogyny.
This revealing music documentary questions a culture of exclusion through portraits of leading female artists and interviews with industry players. At Coachella, a fearless new generation of female artists take centre stage, shaking away prejudice and pushing forward a movement for a more equal and inclusive future of the music industry.—Luke Moody
Born in New Zealand, Stacey Lee’s work focuses on humanity, music, and movement. Her short film Live Fast Draw Yung premiered at Tribeca in 2015. She was recently shortlisted for the Cannes Young Directors Award and selected as part of the Directors Guild of America Diversity Showcase.