Bay Film Series Shows Important Gender Documentary

11/7/2017
 
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For over 20 years, the Bay Film Series has celebrated the art of filmmaking, bringing the best in international, documentary, independent and local movies to the southern UP. This semester we continue with another slate of audience- and critically-acclaimed titles.

On Thursday, Nov 16th, in conjunction with Bay’s Diversity Committee, the documentary GENDER REVOLUTION: A JOURNEY WITH KATIE COURIC will be shown. National Geographic, who produced this film, made history in January with “Gender Revolution” covers in over 30 countries.  This documentary explores the shifting landscape of gender identity and how science and society navigate these changes.

In a Huffpost article, Couric said, “I saw gender issues becoming increasingly front and center in the news.  Needless to say, I learned a lot. That gender is not as black and white, or pink and blue, as I once believed. That scientists are just beginning to understand the biological factors that contribute to gender identity. That sexual orientation is a completely different ball of wax. That there’s a huge generational gap in the way millennials and baby-boomers view gender. That societal expectations vary from culture to culture, and full acceptance of those who live beyond the binary exists in places like Samoa. I learned why asking someone about their former self (dead-naming) can be so painful to those able to finally embrace their true selves.”
All Film Series movies are shown on Thursdays in the Besse Center Theater at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $5 and are available at the box office or can be purchased online at baycollege.edu/tickets.  Students with valid ID will get tickets for free for this showing.

The Bay College Diversity Committee was formed to promote and celebrate diversity through events and resources available both on and off Bay College’s campuses.  For more information about the Diversity Committee and future programming, contact Joseph Mold at (906) 217-4246 or by email at moldj@baycollege.edu
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