Join us for the special screening of STATUS QUO? THE UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FEMINISM IN CANADA, with director Karen Cho and subjects from the film present for a Q&A. This screening is co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, the Childcare Resource and Research Unit, the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada & the Philippine Women Centre of Ontario.
WHAT: Screening of STATUS QUO? THE UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FEMINISM IN CANADA
WHEN: Tuesday, February 5, 6:45 PM
WHERE: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto
COST: Suggested donation $2-10
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook event
Karen Cho / Canada / 2012 / 87 ‘ / English.
This special screening is co-presented by the National Film Board of Canada and will feature special guest speakers including the director and main subjects from the film.
SYNOPSIS: Feminism has shaped the society we live in. But just how far has it brought us, and how relevant is it today? Status Quo? asks these questions and uncovers provocative – at times shocking – answers about the evolution of women’s equality in Canada. Interweaving a wealth of dynamic archival material with startling contemporary stories, the film situates the vibrant Canadian women’s movement in its history-making context. In 1967 the landmark Toyal Commission on the Status of Women made recommendations to address the inequalities faced by women. Now, Status Quo? zeroes in on key concerns such as violence against women, access to abortion, and universal childcare, asking how much progress we have truly made on these issues. Status Quo? is crucial viewing for every Canadian, especially those unfamiliar with the vital achievements of the feminist movement.
For more info and to watch the film’s trailer, click here.