After the Montreal massacre

Canada, 1990

Film
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In 1989 Marc Lepine shot and killed 14 women students. As he opened fire he yelled “You’re all a bunch of feminists”. This program is a useful tool not only in analysing this femicide, but throws light on what has become an increasing trend of male violence against women. Sylvie Gagnon, a survivor of the massacre, and other Canadian women talk of their fears, the influence of the media and social conditions, the Women’s Movement and the need to be empowered. The pervasive thread underlying their narrative is that violence towards women is not a solitary act committed by a disturbed personality, but instilled into the cultural and social fabric of society as one of the most pervasive yet least recognised violations of Human Rights. The haunting images taken on the day of the massacre and in the days following, are terrifying and moving, challenging us to explore the urgent issues of misogyny, male violence and sexism.

Credits

director

Gerry Rogers

producer

Nicole Hubert

production company

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:27:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38891

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Mass media - Influence

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Mass media - Social aspects

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Massacres

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Women - Crimes against

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Mass media - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Violence

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women's rights

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Conjugal violence

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Violence

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women's rights

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Violence

History → Massacres

History → Women's rights

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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