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Hidden Figures

Three bold, brilliant African American Women, whose work at NASA gives us hope for a better world, render this story with subtlety, emotion, and grace.

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Miss Representation

Miss Representation

Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Condoleeza Rice, Gloria Steinem and others discuss sexism in American society and the media.

Brie Says...

A must-watch film that traces the one-dimensionality of hollywood portrayals of femaleness. I was left wanting to go out there and inspire every girl to get behind the camera instead of focusing on being in front of it. We need more stories told by women about women's lived experiences.

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He Named Me Malala

He Named Me Malala

After the Taliban tries to kill her for speaking out on behalf of girls' education, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai emerges as a leading advocate for children's rights and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

 

 

Brie Says...

I was deeply moved by this movie. I watched it at the theatre on a rainy day during my Vancouver tour in 2015.  Malala is a heroine in our midst and I am thrilled that her journey was rendered with such nuance and beauty. And I was so touched by the heartwarming, funny speech she made as she accepted honourary Canadian Citizenship.

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The True Cost

The True Cost

Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Condoleeza Rice, Gloria Steinem and others discuss sexism in American society and the media.

Brie Says...

I watched this documentary last May and didn't set foot inside a mall for four months. This is an incredible exposé of the fast fashion industry that trains us onto the hamster wheel of consumption. Watch it to get a living feel for the damage inflicted on folks across the world. I will not shop at Forever 21 or H&M again.

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Suffragette

Suffragette

In early 20th-century Britain, the growing suffragette movement forever changes the life of working wife and mother Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan). Galvanized by political activist Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Watts joins a diverse group of women who fight for equality and the right to vote. Faced with increasing police action, Maud and her dedicated suffragettes must play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, risking their jobs, homes, family and lives for a just cause.

Brie Says...

I always cringe when I hear young women say, "I'm not a feminist but." I think to myself, "Do you enjoy voting? Do you enjoy driving? Do you enjoy earning your own living?" This movie moved me to tears in witness of what our feminist foremothers went through so that we could enjoy the privileges that we do today.

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Mona Lisa Smile

Mona Lisa Smile

Katherine Watson (Julia Roberts) is a recent UCLA graduate hired to teach art history at the prestigious all-female Wellesley College, in 1953. Determined to confront the outdated mores of society and the institution that embraces them, Katherine inspires her traditional students including Betty (Kirsten Dunst) and Joan (Julia Stiles) to challenge the lives they are expected to lead.

Brie Says...

This is my favourite movie. I especially love the last scene but I won't give it away. Just watch it! I promise you will be inspired! 

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