Davidson's article examines the position of women in the Australian film industry and reveals some disturbing trends that have emerged over the past decade. She points out that: [W]hile female under-employment and discrimination has been a feature of the Australian film industry in recent decades, women played a prominent role in earlier period of film history. In the first decades of Australian film, when our industry was thriving, a significant number of women were involved in the key technical and production areas of feature filmmaking. Lottie Lyell, the McDonagh sisters and Louise Lovely were all involved as writers, directors, producers and stars.'
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