Karen Cho: The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada
Filmmaker Karen Cho discusses new documentary "Status Quo?"
» Most Recent: 27 Feb, 2013
Uploaded: 27 Feb, 2013
Recording Date: 27 Feb, 2013
Recording Location: CKUT 90.3 FM, Montreal
Topical for: 3 Months
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Note: file includes audio from the film's trailer (NFB, 2012)
Program Title: Karen Cho: The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada
Karen Cho is dedicated to using film as a tool for social change. Her films explore untold histories and themes of immigration, activism and social justice. Cho’s award-winning National Film Board documentary In the Shadow of Gold Mountain (2004) explored the legacy of the Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act. Her feature-length documentary, the Gemini-nominated Seeking Refuge (2009), tells the story of five people who’ve sought asylum in Canada. Karen Cho's most recent documentary is entitled Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada (National Film Board of Canada, 2012). Status Quo? is a film about the history of feminist movements in Canada from the 1967 Royal Commission on the Status of Women to present-day struggles against violence against women, struggles for reproductive justice, and universal childcare. Karen Cho tells us how the past informs the present, as well as the future, of feminist movements in Canada.
Karen Cho's documentary Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada screens at Cinema Politica in Fredericton on February 28th, at Nipissing University in North Bay on March 4th, and at Cinema Politica in Montreal on March 8th, International Women's Day. For CKUT FM, I'm Candace Mooers.
Host(s): Candace Mooers
Featured Speakers/Guests: Karen Cho, interviewed by Candace Mooers
Credits: Produced for the Friday Morning After on CKUT 90.3 FM
Comments: includes recorded intro and extro, as well as audio from the film's trailer (NFB, 2012)
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