Gender and Identity

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Gender and Identity

USA | 60 minutes

Patriarchy is Malarky
2004 | 15m

EVC youth producers examine the causes of violence and discrimination against women. Skillfully weaving interviews with peers, feminist scholars and social workers, they offer an insightful critique of the media's role in reinforcing negative gender stereotypes. A powerful media literacy discussion tool, this video has been used for training by the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault and screened by educators at the University of Istanbul in Turkey.

Out Youth in Schools
1998 | 22m

Weaving together moving personal stories, archival news footage, street interviews and dramatizations, this powerful video examines the critical problem of homophobia in schools and the national movement of gay/straight alliances that has grown up in response.

It's Not About Sex
2007 | 23m

This Documentary Workshop film takes a fresh look at the prevalence of sexual assault in our contemporary society. Shocked by the statistic that more than half of all rapes happen to people under 18, student producers search for the roots of the violence. They examine why many survivors of sexual crimes are afraid to report them. On their journey to understand this complex issue, they talk to people from all walks of life, from sex crimes prosecutors and anti-rape activists, to people in the sex industry. Producers challenge their own assumptions while calling for society to take prevention seriously at an earlier age.

Series: Through Our Eyes: Three Decades of EVC Youth Documentaries

Venue: Film Center Amphitheater

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