February 5, 2013. 6:45pm until 9:00pm in EST
Cinema Politica at The Bloor, 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y5
Director Karen Cho, Peggy Cooke (Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada) and Martha Friendly (Childcare Resource and Research Unit) will be in attendance for a discussion after the screening. This screening is a co-presentation with the National Film Board of Canada, The Childcare Resource and Research Unit, The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, and the Philippine Women Centre of Ontario.
STATUS QUO? THE UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FEMINISM IN CANADA
Karen Cho / CA / 2012 / 87 ‘ / English
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 Royal 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. 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.