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Geek Girls
A film by Gina Hara, Produced by Michael Massicotte
Canada, 2017, 83 minutes, Color, DVD
Order No. W171210

Nerdy women - the "hidden half" of fan culture - open up about their lives in the world of conventions, video games, and other rife-with-misogyny pop culture touchstones. While geek communities have recently risen to prominence, very little attention is paid to geek women. Filmmaker Gina Hara, struggling with her own geek identity, explores the issue with a cast of women who live geek life up to the hilt: A feminist geek blogger, a convention-trotting cosplayer, a professional gamer, a video-game designer, and a NASA engineer. Through their personal experiences in the rich cultural explosion of nerdom, GEEK GIRLS shows both the exhilaration of newfound community and the ennui of being ostracized. These women, striving in their respective professions and passions, face the cyberbullying, harassment, and sexism that permeate the culture and the industry at large. A rich conversation-starter for any class on Pop Culture and Feminism.


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AWARDS, FESTIVALS, & SCREENINGS

  • Sheffield Film Festival
  • Urbanworld Film Festival
  • FIN Atlantic Film Festival
  • SciFi Film Festival
  • Central Scotland Documentary
  • Festival and Grand River Film Festival

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    "...while unearthing the hidden side of nerd culture, is a punch-the-air celebration of girl gamers, girlhood, and geekdomů Geek Girls, with its fist-in-the-air defiance and spirit of female camaraderie, is definitely a stride in that direction."
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