Thanks to an online hate mob calling itself GamerGate, the topic of sexism in the gaming industry has never been more relevant or visible. However, as filmmaker Shannon Sun-Higginson shows, harassment and sexism is hardly a new development in gaming; in fact, for women it is to be expected.
Through interviews with gamers, developers, and writers, Sun-Higginson leaves no sexist stone unturned, following the history of the gaming industry to uncover just why women are frequently treated like second-class citizens and what that says about our culture at large.
Vancity, May 8 (12:30 p.m.); Cinematheque, May 9 (4:30 p.m.). Both screenings will be followed by a talkback session.