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Out of 1,000 popular US movies released over a decade, only 4% had female directors

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Only 4% of the directors of the 1,000 most popular movies released in the US over the past decade were women.

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The statistic, mentioned by Mexican actress Salma Hayek in a personal essay about disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, reflects the obstacles faced by women in the movie industry.

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Hayek discussed the sexual harassment she suffered at the hands of Weinstein, and the systematic difficulties that she faced making her Oscar-winning passion project, Frida.

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