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A Fine Line

A FINE LINE skillfully explores the many obstacles and challenges that women chefs face in the male-dominated culinary world including why only 6% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women. Centering on the director’s mother, Valerie James, a successful restaurateur just outside of Boston, Joanna James gets to the heart of what is needed today to empower women while incorporating the experiences of world-renowned chefs including Dominique Crenn, Lidia Bastianich, April Bloomfield and Boston’s own, Barbara Lynch.

Preceded by:
PAID FOR BY – EPISODE 2 – DIANE BUSCH’S WOMEN’S ISSUE AD
2017, USA, 5 minutes
Directed by Dawn Smith

2018, Italy, Spain, USA, 72 minutes, Directed by Joanna James