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This Changes Everything | Gender Equity in the Media – A Discussion

August 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT

a CoProduction with MN Women in Film and Television
in recognition of US Women’s Equality Day, August 26th

Remember the kids books in the 50s? ‘See Dick, See Jane.’ I just felt like,
we see Dick all the time.”
– 
Geena Davis  SeeJane.org This-Changes-Everything/

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING is a full length documentary that addresses gender (in)equity in the media – both on-screen and off.The film is not without critics, certainly, and still, the subject matter is more than relevant.Told first-hand by some of Hollywood’s leading voices behind and in front of the camera, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING is the award-winning 2019 feature-length documentary that uncovers what is beneath one of the most confounding dilemmas in the entertainment industry – the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of women. It takes an incisive look at the history, empirical evidence, and systemic forces that foster gender discrimination and thus reinforce disparity in our culture. Most importantly, the film seeks pathways and solutions from within and outside the industry, and around the world.

Featuring interviews with Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Taraji P. Henson, Reese Witherspoon, Cate Blanchett, Tiffany Haddish, Jill Soloway, Shonda Rhimes, Jessica Chastain, Yara Shahidi, Chloe Grace Moretz, Amandla Stenberg, Alan Alda, Sandra Oh, Anita Hill, Rashida Jones, Rose McGowan, Judd Apatow, Rosario Dawson, Maria Giese, and many other influential voices in the fight for gender equality

And many more women who are not famous. Probably because they have been “erased” because they were not given their chance to work. They are now given the chance to tell their stories.

Here’s the trailer.  If you’re intrigued, watch the entire film, then join us for a discussion on the 19th.

We’re doing this event in conjunction with and in support of Minnesota Women in Film and Television (MN WIFT) – a favorite organization of mine. I sit on their board as do several of our members:  Catherine CampionJody LichtorAlison Guessou and Briana Rose Lee.  Any money we raise will go to support the MN WIFT 501(c)3 organization. – Kelly Pratt

Watch the film on demand here

Then join us on August 19th for a lively discussion!

Venue

Online: Zoom

Organizer

Athena Village | Kelly Pratt