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Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada

Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada

| 1 h 27 min

Feminism has shaped the society we live in. But just how far has it brought us, and how relevant is it today? This feature documentary zeroes in on key concerns such as violence against women, access to abortion, and universal childcare, asking how much progress we have truly made on these issues. Rich with archival material and startling contemporary stories, Status Quo? uncovers answers that are provocative and at times shocking.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

  • writer
    Karen Cho
  • director
    Karen Cho
  • producer
    Ravida Din
  • associate producer
    Stefanie Brantner
  • director of photography
    Katerine Giguère
  • sound recordist
    Lynne Trépanier
    Catherine Van Der Donckt
  • editor
    Barbara Brown
  • original music
    Lorraine Segato
  • participant
    Peggy Cooke
    Merly Elumba
    Martha Friendly
    Sharon Gregson
    Beverley Jacobs
    Lee Lakeman
    Simone Leibovitch
    Charlene Sayo
    Sunera Thobani
    Ellen Woodsworth
    Sabrina Bantog
    Jaime Bantog
    Caleigh Dunfield
    Karen Groden
    Ishama Harris
    Barbara Legault
    Carole Maillet
    Evina Kee Shan Mak
    Barbara Mills
    Hung Nguyen
    Aaron Roberts
    Cherry Smiley
  • research
    Karen Cho
    Stefanie Brantner
    Sarah Gilbert
  • visual research
    Elizabeth Klinck
    Karen Cho
    Stefanie Brantner
  • sound editor
    Benoît Dame
  • data wrangler
    Scott Tremblay
    Diedra Bayne
    Luke Campbell
    Jason Karman
  • gaffer
    Scott Tremblay
    Lindsay George
  • additional camera
    Karen Cho
    Matt Carr
    Shauna Townley
    Lena Franford
  • production assistant
    Jillian Acreman
    Matt Carr
    Elise Dawson
    Helena Flege
    Whitney Light
    Lasha Mowchun
  • additional sound
    Marie-Hélène Leclerc-Delorme
  • publicity photographer
    Kelsey Clifford
  • lighting
    Lindsay George
  • foley
    Stéphane Cadotte
  • additional voice
    Leni Parker
    Brett Schaenfield
  • re-recording
    Shelley Craig
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • online editor
    Yannick Carrier
  • titles
    Mélanie Bouchard
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • digital editing technician
    Isabelle Painchaud
  • graphic design
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • transcription
    Brenda Newman
    Hélène Laporte-Rawji
    Corinne Smith
  • technical coordinator
    Steve Hallé
    Julie Laperrière
    Jean-François Laprise
    France Couture
  • marketing manager
    Jenny Thibault
  • publicist
    Pat Dillon
  • legal counsel
    Peter Kallianiotis
  • production manager
    Stefanie Brantner
  • production coordinator
    Christine Williams
  • senior production coordinator
    Camila Blos
    Isabelle Limoges
  • program administrator
    Leslie Anne Poyntz
  • executive producer
    Ravida Din
  • music arrangement
    Lorraine Segato
  • additional arrangements
    David Gray
  • musician
    Lorraine Segato
    David Gray
    Kevin Breit
    Aaron Davis
    Mike Olsen
    Colleen Allen
  • support vocals
    Alana Bridgewater
    Miranda Walsh



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