Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 18h30
At Alliance Française Auditorium (6161 Cambie St)
70 years ago, on the 21st of April 1944, women gained the right to vote in France. Come and commemorate this historic victory through two events that will show you how women in Canada and France fought for their rights.
Alliance Française, in partnership with Réseau-Femmes Colombie-Britannique and Féminaction, commemorates this anniversary with two events that will teach you more about modern feminism. After the event about feminism in France, discover women’s struggle for rights in Canada.
“Status Quo: The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada.”
2012 - 104min - English (with French subtitles)
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 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. It investigates key concerns such as violence against women, access to abortion, and universal childcare, asking how much progress we have truly made on these issues. 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.
A sweeping, invigorating and disconcerting documentary on the state of feminism, the story of the women's movement and the status of women in Canada.
Questions or opinions to share?
A discussion will follow the screening of the documentary.
PHOTO EXHIBITION: Discover also the outstanding women’s pictures taken by the photographer Céline Pinget.