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Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (2018) Documentary

Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (2018) Documentary Dates / Times 2018-03-28 to 2018-03-28 (19:00 to 21:00) Organization Movies That Matter Type Single Day Community 410 University Court NWCalgary, ABT2N 1N4 We are excited to present the final screening for the Winter 2018 Season with director Johanna Demetrakas IN ATTENDANCE! :) Here's the synopsis of the film: In 1977, a book of photographs captured an awakening — women shedding the cultural restrictions of their childhoods and embracing their full humanity. Feminists — What Were They Thinking? revisits those photos, those women and those times — and takes aim at our current culture revealing all too vividly the urgent need for continued change. THE WOMEN IN THIS FILM TOOK POWER OVER THEIR OWN TRANSFORMATION AND HELPED INSPIRE A GLOBAL SHIFT IN WOMEN'S IDENTITY "Feminism seems to be the scariest word in the English language. But not for those of us who experienced the game-changing awakening that was the Women's Movement of the 1970s. Growing up in the fifties and sixties meant not only second class citizenship legally, but 2nd class human being-ship: not invited to the party of medicine, art, law, education, science, religion, except maybe as the secretary. Our film, FEMINISTS: What were they thinking? digs deep into our personal experiences of sexism and of liberation, and follows this ever-challenging dialogue right into the 21st century. We are taking it personally." — Johanna Demetrakas, Director Featuring interviews with Gloria Steinem, Lily Tomlin, Michelle Phillips, Cynthia Mac Adams, Cheryl Swannack, Jane Fonda, Kate Millet, Meredith Monk, Laurie Anderson, among others! A film by Johanna Demetrakas. 30 minutes of Q&A with the director to follow the screening. All seating is first come, first served. Please arrive early. Free for students with ID and community by donation ($5.00 – $10.00 suggested) All proceeds go towards the Campus Food Bank. . Event Details. Location: 410 University Court NW, Calgary