Thursday, November 26 - 6.30pm
Auditorium Georges Brassens
$4 for non-members
Free for AF and Réseau Femmes members
This November, spotlight on women in education! The Alliance Française, in partnership with Réseau Femmes Colombie Britannique, is holding a special event inspired by the events reported in the movie "Polytechnique", which will be screened during the night. Join us as we discuss the place and role of women in higher education, and share your insights on the matter!
Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Maxim Gaudette, Sébastien Huberdeau, Karine Vanasse
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Run time: 1h15
On December 6, 1989, a lone gunman walked into Montréal's École Polytechnique, a post-secondary institution focusing primarily in engineering, and began a shooting massacre. This event and its aftermath are shown from the perspective of three people. The first is the shooter himself, who blamed the problems in his life on who he considered feminists, such as female engineering students, who were his primary targets. This event was the culmination of a seven year plan, which had a self-defined end. The second is female mechanical engineering student Valérie, who earlier that day had an interview for her dream internship, working on an aerospace project. The interview process itself was a disturbing one for her in the stereotypical view by the male interviewer, who did not believe that females could work in the business and still have aspirations to have a family. And the third is Jean-François, Valérie's friend and fellow mechanical engineering student, who was one of the few who did whatever he could to help the targeted women.
After the screening, stay with us to attend a passionate discussion with Maryse Beaujeau Weppenaar, Director of Réseau Femmes Colombie Britannique, and Hélène Creusot, event coordinator at Alliance Française, who will talk about the place of women in higher education, with a parallel with some events that have taken place in universities in North America over the past decades.
Jeudi 26 novembre - 18h30
Auditorium Georges Brassens
$4 pour les non-membres
Gratuit pour les membres AF et Réseau Femmes
Ce mois-ci, coup de projecteur sur les femmes dans le domaine de l'éducation ! L'Alliance Française, en partenariat avec Réseau Femmes Colombie Britannique, organise une soirée spéciale inspirée par les évènements relatés dans le film "Polytechnique", qui sera projeté à cette occasion. Rejoignez-nous pour discuter de la place et du rôle des femmes dans l'enseignement supérieur, et n'hésitez pas à nous faire part de votre opinion !
Réalisé par : Denis Villeneuve
Avec : Maxim Gaudette, Sébastien Huberdeau, Karine Vanasse
Genre: Crime, Drame, Histoire
Durée : 1h15