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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.

87 Mins

Produced by the National Film Board


2012 - World Documentary Award, Whistler Film Festival (Status Quo)

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Karen Cho

Ravida Din

Associate Producer
Stefanie Bratner

Director of Photography
Katerine Giguère

Sound Recordist
Lynne Trépanier

Barbara Brown

Original Music
Lorraine Segato

Peggy Cooke
Merly Elumba
Martha Friendly
Sharon Gregson
Beverley Jacobs
Lee Lakeman
Simone Leibovitch
Charlene Sayo
Sunera Thobani
Ellen Woodsworth
Sabrina Bantog
Jaime Bantog
Caleigh Dunfield
Karen Groden
Ishama Harris
Barbara Legault
Carole Maillet
Evina Kee Shan Mak
Barbara Mills
Hung Nguyen
Aaron Roberts
Cherry Smiley

Visual research
Elizabeth Klinck
Karen Cho
Stefanie Brantner

Sound Editor
Benoît Dame

Re-recording Mixer
Shelley Craig
Geoffrey Mitchell

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