Status of Women Video Resources
The videos listed below are available to borrow from the
BCTF Information Services Department.
- Avenue Zero: Asian girls are enslaved in
suburban massage parlours. Domestic workers toil like slaves in suburban
homes. Girls in a Montreal subway station are lured into prostitution.
Vancouver gangs recruit Honduran boys to sell drugs...Human trafficking
is a reality today, and it's happening closer to home than you might
think. Featuring candid interviews with victims, witnesses, and
perpetrators, Avenue Zero paints a spellbinding portrait of a dark and
sinister trade flourishing in the shadows of the law.
tells the story of the largest social mobilization of women in Canadian
history in the 20th century. Led by the Ad Hoc Committee of Canadian
Women and the Constitution, women and other activists across the country
fought to gain stronger equality provisions entrenched in the newly
repatriated Constitution's Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Sections 15
and 28). Constitute! educates and informs about how important citizen
engagement is for democracy in Canada and beyond. Interviews, speeches,
songs, debates and images tell the story of what happened on that cold
Valentine's Day in 1981.
- Daughters of Afghanistan:
Journalist Sally Armstrong exposes the ongoing struggles of women in
modern Afghanistan by following the lives of five courageous women from
- End Violence: For the Dignity of Every Woman
is an educational resource kit for raising awareness about violence
against women in schools and communities. Topics include violence in
relationships, sexual assault, rape, child abuse, dating abuse, and
- Generation M: Misogyny in Media & Culture
looks specifically at misogyny and sexism in mainstream American media,
exploring how negative definitions of femininity and hateful attitudes
toward women get constructed and perpetuated at the very heart of our
- Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women:
Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in
distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film stands to
challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously,
and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to
sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence.
- Leaving Bountiful
follows Debbie Palmer, who left the polygamous community of Bountiful
and subsequently loses all power, resources and grace within the
community. As her adversary tightens control, Debbie sets her house on
fire, flees and ultimately becomes a crusader against what she calls the
“illegal cross-border trade in Canadian and American female children
for sexual and breeding purposes.”
- Men Speak Up: Ending Violence Together:
Fifteen male leaders from various sectors and various communities
across BC share their perspectives with the hope of motivating other men
to live violence free and become part of the solution.
- Status Quo? The unfinished business of feminism in Canada 87 min, 2013, Secondary
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. Rich with archival material and startling contemporary
stories, Status Quo? uncovers answers that are provocative and at times
shocking. Educator's Guide available.
- The mask you live in is a documentary that examines the
negative impacts boys face as a result of societal norms of masculinity
portrayed in the media, by peers, and adults.
- Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity:
argues that widespread violence in American society—including school
shootings and bullying—needs to be understood as part of an ongoing
crisis in masculinity. Tough Guise is extensively illustrated with
examples from popular culture, ranging from Howard Stern to Stone Cold
Steve Austin, from Good Will Hunting to Boyz 'N the Hood, from Garth
Brooks to hip-hop.
- V-Day: Until the Violence Stops chronicles
how Eve Ensler's hit Broadway solo show "The Vagina Monologues" grew
into V-Day, an international grassroots movement dedicated to stopping
violence against women and girls.
- Vessel follows the efforts of the Dutch pro-choice organization Women on waves, to increase access to female
Murdered Aboriginal Women: Violence against women and the due diligence
standard—a three-part series
- Part 1/3
- Part 2/3
- Part 3/3