Research – Gender Equality Films

‘Mirrors’

NOTE: I KNOW THIS IS A POLITICAL ADVERT AND I MIGHT NOT AGREE WITH ALL OF HILARYS MESSAGES BUT THE MESSAGE IS THIS ADVERT PARTICUALR IS POWERFUL AND IMPORTANT!

This film is a really strong film that shows why sexism hate speech can really effect girls, young ones especially.

Something I like about this film is the voice over when they’re looking at themselves in the mirror. I think this is powerful because it shows self reflection and the impact the speech has on there self love and how they see themselves.

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I think that something else that stands out within the film is how it cuts back to Trump only twice saying the hateful comments. I think is they cut back every time he said something it wouldn’t have worked as well because it distracts you from the fact its a political campaign advert and also that its centred around what the girls think. Only using it twice meant that audience knew who was saying it and had context.

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Doing something like this, the voice over of hate speech, would be easy because there is a lot of people who think negatively of women. However, I wouldn’t want all the negative comments to be from one person. Getting a variety is important because it will show that it is a social norm to speak about females like they are lesser people.

 

 

‘Potty-Mouthed Princesses Drop F-Bombs for Feminism by FCKH8.com’

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‘Always LikeAGirl’

This is an advert for Always, a female hygiene company. This is a really successful advert because it puts into perspective of how say the term ‘like a girl’, which is something a lot of people say, can actually be quite damaging.

Although I don’t want to do an interview style film, I think it’s important to look at as it shows how to make an audience think about what they’re saying and the effect it has.

 

‘Dear Dad’

This is one of my favourite short films as it really shows first hand what it’s like to be female. It follows a girl through her life, as a voice over reads a letter for her dad.

The visuals that go with the audio, and all the shots represent an important moment in her life or are powerful in there own right. For example, the first opening few shots are of the dad being excited for the birth of his daughter. This is light hearted and happy, as you can see him be excited and show pure happiness. But then this is contrasted with sadder and emotional scenes, like when she is being strangled. This will make the audience feel pained and shocked.

However, they keep the light colour scheme in both these scenes. This is to show the normality of both the situations.


Conclusion

What all the films have in common is showing the impact that a lot of hate speech or actions that will make the audience think about what they say and there actions that they might not think are wrong. This is the sort of theme I need to go for to make an effective film.

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