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Film & the Roles We Play in Society - Archery Club

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How women are represented in media shapes how they see themselves and the roles they play in society.

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Film & the Roles We Play in Society - Archery Club

  1. 1. Archery Club AUGUST 2017 Film & The Roles We Play in Society
  2. 2. A Brief History on my Mom
  3. 3. 1983 Capetown, South Africa Hague, Netherlands
  4. 4. What character had an influence on you as a child?
  5. 5. Do role models on-screen 
 make a difference?
  6. 6. GEENA DAVIS INSTITUTE 
 ON GENDER IN MEDIA
  7. 7. • Men are seen and heard nearly twice as often as women • Women are seen on-screen more than men only in horror. • Women are underrepresented in all ratings categories (PG, PG-13, R) • Women are barely seen in Academy Award-winning films • 17% of the top 100 feature films of 2015 featured solo females roles GEENA DAVIS INCLUSION QUOTIENT (GD-IQ) FINDINGS:
  8. 8. Role models on-screen 
 do make a difference
  9. 9. “It’s another demonstration of the powerful impact fictional characters can have on a girl’s aspirations. As I always say, if she can see it, she can be it.”
  10. 10. Female-led films do better at the box office, earning 16% more than male-led films GEENA DAVIS INSTITUTE ON GENDER IN MEDIA
  11. 11. $100.5 millionHIGHEST-GROSSING OPENING WEEKEND FOR A FILM DIRECTED BY A WOMAN
  12. 12. “Any upward movement is movement for us all.” HIDDEN FIGURES
  13. 13. $169 million6X ITS PRODUCTION BUDGET To date has made
  14. 14. • Women are underrepresented • Proof that films have an influence • Female lead movies make money WHAT DO WE NOW KNOW?
  15. 15. A FEW THINGS WE CAN DO… • Be that inspiration for the next and current generation • Expose them to a variety of different things—awareness • Encourage their curiosity and push them when they feel like they have plateaued • Support the cause • Inform men as well
  16. 16. “Why do you always write these strong female characters?”
  17. 17. JOSS WHEDON “…because you’re still asking me that question.”
  18. 18. What’s your reaction to this information?
  19. 19. • Take 5 mins to brainstorm on your own. Write your ideas on post-it notes, one idea per post-it • Ask yourself how could we make a change: • Education programs • Awareness programs • How could you vote with your dollars? • Share your top ideas with the larger team (thanks for being willing to speak up!) CARDSTORMING EXERCISE:
  20. 20. • Geena Davis Institute & Google Article • Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media • For a laugh - Joss Whedon on Strong Female Characters APPENDIX

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