Podcast: A Sexual Cultural Upheaval

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Documentary director Diana Whitten talks to Managing Editor Glen Warchol about sexual abuse in film and society.

Salt Lake Speaks welcomed Diana Whitten, a director, producer, and founder of the Utah Chapter of Film Fatales, to sit down and discuss the rash of sexual abuse incidents coming out of Hollywood and government. Film Fatales is a community of women filmmakers who collaborate and mentor each other in a male-dominated industry.

Whitten says the past year’s upheaval—including reported sexual abuse by Harvey Weinstein, Dustin Hoffman, Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey and others—is part of a cultural shift that will continue and ultimately benefit women and the film industry.

Listen below.

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Interviewer: Glenn Warchol

Guest: Documentary director Diana Whitten

Sound Recording/Editing: Andrea Kile Peterson

Production: Salt Lake magazine