Film series to feature women’s issues


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Spotlighting a variety of issues affecting women, a series of free films are screened in the student center at UW-Parkside throughout the semester.

Put together as a collaboration between the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Campus Activities and Engagement, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Residence Life, and the Ranger Wellness committee.

All films are followed by a short discussion.

Suffragette (106 min., 2015) Tue. March 29, 5pm, Walnut Room: A drama that tracks the story of a working class woman named Maude, among the founding mothers of the feminist movement as it works below the radar under the thumb of an oppressive state after the failure of nonviolent protests. Becoming increasingly revolutionary, they struggle for equity at work and at home. Director: Sarah Gavron.

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Boy Named Sue (56 min., 2000) – Tue. April 12 5pm, Student Cinema – Theo is a female-to-male transsexual. This film follows his six-year process of becoming a man. Among those affected by his change is his girl friend Lisi who has to deal with what this change means to her. Director: Julie Wyman.

India’s Daughter (62 min., 2015) Wed. April 20 – Noon, Student Cinema – India’s Daughter is the story of the brutal gang rape and murder in Delhi of 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh, which sparked protests and serious debate about gender inequality across India. The film documents the coverage of her attack along with the life of Singh, an aspiring doctor who asked her father to use her intended dowry to cover medical school while she works at a call center. Director: Leslie Udwin.

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Students in the leadership certificate program get credit for attendance. No restrictions on attendance are listed on the poster. 

 

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