Educational video on women and politics and electoral reform


Sexist bias in film and tv.

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 1:48 PM Comments comments (1)

I've almost finished this doc but the trouble is finding an audience, as I have neither a tv broadcaster nor dvd distributor. I know already that most men and even many women glaze over with boredom at the thought of 'women and politics'. I assume that most judges for film festivals must be men as the film/tv industry is still 85% male-run, so I'll be surprised if many festivals choose to play it.

So I'm thinking that approaching women's groups, such as Equal Voice in Canada and the Fawcett Society in the UK, may be the way to go to find audiences. I think that most women, if presented with this documentary, would come out saying, "Wow.I didn't know things were that bad. I'm angry." My goal is to stimulate people to become active in politics, especially in electoral reform.

If anyone has ideas on how to reach a broad audience, I'm all eyes and ears. I can't just post it online. It took the best part of 2 years of my professional time, so I have to sell it.

My first step is to ask national groups to view it in hopes that they'll endorse it.