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Documentary Film Screening: Backlash, Misogyny in the Digital Age
December 6, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Backlash, Misogyny in the Digital Age is a feature-length documentary directed by Léa Clermont-Dion and Guylaine Maroist. It follows four women and one man whose lives have been particularly affected by online violence: Laura Boldrini, the most harassed female politician in Italy; Kiah Morris, an African-American politician in the state of Vermont who resigned following severe harassment and threats from right-wing extremists; Marion Séclin, a French YouTuber who received more than 40,000 sexist messages, including rape and death threats; Laurence Gratton, a young teacher in Quebec who was harassed for more than five years by a former colleague; and Glen Canning, the father of Rehtaeh Parsons, a young girl who took her life after photos of her rape were spread online.
Je vous salue salope, film réalisé par Léa Clermont-Dion et Guylaine Maroist, nous plonge dans une histoire chorale aux airs de thriller psychologique où s’entremêlent les destins de femmes de têtes assaillies par la meute en ligne. La volonté est commune : ne plus se taire.
This film will be shown in French with English subtitles. Doors open at 6 pm, screening starts at 6:30 pm. This event is free and open to all, but registration is requested.
After the screening, guests are invited to attend a Q&A period with Co-director Guylaine Maroist, facilitated by Blanche Monabeka in an adjacent room. This Q&A will be in French.
This film includes images as well as written and spoken content that touches on topics that viewers might find distressing including: technology-facilitated violence and harassment, stalking, sexual violence, threats of death and sexual assault, bullying, suicide, hate speech including racial and misogynist slurs, right-wing extremist violence, slut shaming language, sharing sexual images and videos online without consent, and realistic looking but photoshopped images of both physical and sexual assault. View the full content warning.
This event is organized by Espaces francophones, with support from the Programme de français Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO), and the UBC Okanagan Equity and Inclusion office, Parcours français, Okanagan School of Education, Faculty of Education, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Centre culturel francophone de l’Okanagan, Ministry of Education and Child Care, and Patrimoine canadien, Vision Ouest Productions, Inform’Elles, and Réseau Femmes Colombie-Britannique.