Anna Keir Self Image (1981 silk screen on cotton 58x43.5) I. How women artists disappear from history As Sarah Polley said the other day , “It’s really lonely being a female filmmaker, there really aren’t that many women doing this job.” If we can't connect to our women filmmaker histories, it's even lonelier. Women's histories disappear so quickly. We – and our intellectual and artistic achievements – get forgotten. Often because of lack of resources.