August 1, 2020
Shelland House of Films & EvenToBe Wellness extends an invitation to join them via Film Free Way dot com on Thursday, August 27th at 6:00 p.m for the Hamilton virtual premiere of W’AT ABOWT US, an award-winning factual documentary told from a diverse point of view. Women share their stories of vulnerability and shame.
W’AT ABOWT US captures the heartfelt stories of eight women representing the five major cultural backgrounds. These stories have stemmed from the #metoomovement. The documentary draws attention to the diverse extent of this issue, because in large measure, ever since the movement went viral, victims have been primarily white women in the arts & entertainment industry, the media profession, and the political arena.
This has been the case in Canada as in most of the western world. Yet while this is happening, there are increases in demand on Canada’s sexual violence support services, which cut through all cultures and lifestyles. In some parts of Canada there are limited or no services at all. The lack of support leaves survivors with few options of how to deal with the trauma. There is also an increased demand for women’s shelters, for victims of not only sexual but also physical and emotional harassment and abuse.
This film not only features women from all cultural backgrounds who share their truth, but who have had experiences that have taken place in diverse settings; in the home, in other private residences, at work, in public buildings, or out in the community; and which involved emotional, physical, and sexual harassment and abuse. W’AT ABOWT US extends the credibility of this issue in ways that mainstream media has not been able to. The documentary has won best movie trailer and best movie poster from Barcelona Film festival.
Directed by Beverly Vergel
Produced by Shelley Jarrett
Executive Producer & Screenwriter Andrew Terry Pasieka
View Trailer >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7cR0dcMR0I&t=56s
Register now, suggested donation $10.00. Click https://bit.ly/3gmcmi1
Screening is supported by the Canadian center for women’s empowerment, The Afro Canadian Caribbean Association (Hamilton), SMJ Magazine, EvenToBePR, GEMFM & Stepping Up in Christ.