Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada
Feminism 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. Starting with the 1968 Royal Commission on the Status of women, Status Quo? masterfully brings to life key moments in the struggle for equality that forever changed Canada’s social landscape. A reflection on past and present, the film intertwines this rich archival material with provocative and shocking present-day realities, casting a critical eye on the barriers to equality that remain. In this compelling documentary, moments of history are no-longer fragments of the past, but a means to re-imagine our future. Status Quo? is call to action of a new generation.
Produced by the National Film Board
2012 - World Documentary Award, Whistler Film Festival (Status Quo)
Director of Photography
Evina Kee Shan Mak