Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada
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
about the evolution of women’s equality in Canada.
Interweaving a wealth
of dynamic archival material with startling contemporary stories, Status
Quo? situates the vibrant Canadian women’s movement in its
history-making context. In 1967 the landmark Royal Commission on the Status of
Women made recommendations to address the inequalities faced by women. Now, Status
Quo? zeroes in on key concerns first raised 45 years ago: violence
against women, access to abortion, and universal childcare. How much progress
have we made on these issues?
is crucial viewing for every Canadian, especially those unfamiliar with the
vital achievements of the feminist movement. This striking, in-depth
documentary pays homage to Canada’s feminist forerunners and raises important
questions about where and how we should move on from here.
2012, 87 min 13 s
Also available in French
Also available under
WFF Award for World Documentary
November 28 to December 2 2012, Whistler - Canada
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