Canadian academic women relate the pain they have felt at being excluded and undermined in their working and learning situations within colleges and universities. Published in 1991.
The video reveals the impact of discrimination and isolation as well as the emotional and physical intimidation that can affect students, staff and faculty on today's campuses. This material is provided through the voices and stories of women, indigenous people, international students, members of the GLBT community, people of diverse ethnic, religious and racial backgrounds and people with disabilities or who are differently abled.
The United Nations has set a minimum standard for representation by women in democratic governments at 30%. Despite this reasonable target, active participation by women as representatives in municipal, provincial, and national governments in Canada is only 25%. This documentary encourages young women’s participation in politics and civic engagement in their community.
Explores how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in influential positions in America and challenges the media's portrayals of women