Films in honor of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, Dec. 4 2016


20103_01_xlOn December 6, 1989, a gunman entered the engineering building at the University of Montreal and killed fourteen women. This forceful, moving documentary situates this extraordinary crime within the context of other kinds of violence against women. A wounded survivor and other students describe the harrowing event, widely understood as a backlash against feminism. Activists and journalists explain its impact, linking the massacre with cases of rape, sexual harassment and torture worldwide. This lucid, thought-provoking tape is indispensable for organizations dealing with violence against women, as well as for women’s studies classes.


1990 After the Montreal MassacreGerry Rogers, Director (Documentary, NFB/CBC) 29 mins.




b1b82b1d27d99394b22499cf9397cc33Feminism has shaped the society we live in. But just how far has it brought us, and how relevant is it today? This feature documentary 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. Rich with archival material and startling contemporary stories, Status Quo? uncovers answers that are provocative and at times shocking.2014


Status Quo? The unfinished business of feminism in Canada — Karen Cho, Director (Documentary, NFB) 89 mins.