A screening of an award-winning National Film Board documentary will be part of local events marking the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on Sunday (December 6).
The showing of Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada, a 2012 film by director Karen Cho that won the Whistler Film Festival's World Documentary Award (read an interview with Cho here), is presented under the banner of Prevent It! by Reel Causes, a group that uses independent films to address issues of human justice, and We Can B.C.
At the screening—which takes place at SFU Woodward's Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema (149 West Hastings Street) Sunday at 7 p.m.—audience members will also have an opportunity to purchase the recently published book Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence.
Police Wife coauthor and award-winning investigative journalist Alex Roslin is a regular Georgia Straight contributor, and half the proceeds from all sales will go to Reel Causes and We Can B.C., a group dedicated to changing attitudes and behaviour regarding gender-based violence.
The Parliament-decreed National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (also known informally as White Ribbon Day) came about two years after a gunman singled out and murdered 14 women at Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique on December 6, 1989.
For details on speakers at another local event (on Saturday) marking this annual remembrance, please go here.