Filmmakers Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi collaborated to co-write and co-direct Persepolis, an adaptation of Satrapi’s bestselling autobiographical graphic novel detailing the trials faced by an outspoken Iranian girl who finds her unique attitude and outlook on life repeatedly challenged during the Islamic revolution.
Tomorrow at 4:30pm! Students/Members Lounge, Ground Floor Union House. All welcome.
Bluestockings Week is almost here! Starting on Monday, there will be events all week celebrating women in higher education, and challenging the obstacles that remain. The calendar for the week is below, and you can download a PDF version here.
It’s not too late to get involved, so if you’d like to come along or volunteer, email email@example.com
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For our first FFFFILMS! screening (tomorrow!) – and as a lead in to Bluestocking Week – we will be screening Mona Lisa Smile, a fictionalised film about women in higher education and the struggles they face. We’ll post more information about that soon! As usual, our FFFFILMS! screenings will be held in the Student’s Lounge (aka the Member’s Lounge) on the ground floor of Union House from 4:30pm. All welcome!
This year the UMSU Wom*n’s Dept plans on showing a film on campus each fortnight that passes the Bechdel Test:
/bech·del test/ n.
1. It has to have at least two women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man
* Bonus Points if the women characters have names! *
We hope to achieve a few things through this, first and foremost it will be fun and a chilled way to hang out! It may also be a good way to encourage more people to get involved with the department. And of course it will generally draw attention to the fact that women are badly, mis-, or underrepresented in many movies, especially mainstream/ultramegablockbustercinemaplex films – you know the ones – and the problem is not limited to what’s front of the screen: there also is an obvious lack of womn writers, directors, sound engineers, gaffers, etc. Maybe, just maybe, these two problems are related?
So without further ado, here is the first draft list of films (note: not all have been seen by the list composer!). Please comment on what should be added, or taken away, and any other ideas you have!