Reel Equality

Equation’s award-winning Reel Equality Film Club shows great movies that tell women-centred stories and challenge gender stereotypes

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Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman

Promising Young WomanThur 18th May 2023The Space - the Squire Performing Arts Centre | Arboretum Street, NottinghamMore than a screening - Stalls | Food | SpeakersStudents: free | General public: Pay what you can This May, Reel Equality Film Club will be returning to...

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Check out our film club for families and young people. 

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Reel Reviews

Reel Review: Thelma and Louise

Reel Review: Thelma and Louise

Reel Review: Thelma and Louise By Kelly, Reel Equality Film Club Volunteer, 31st March 2021. Much discussion and deliberation has gone into the way Reel Equality Film Club chooses films for screenings. We've detailed many ways in which a film could represent women in...

Reel Review: Wadjda

Reel Review: Wadjda

Reel Review: Wadjda By Agnes, Reel Equality Film Club Volunteer, 31st March 2021. ABOUT OUR FILMS  Much discussion and deliberation has gone into how Reel Equality Film Club chooses films for screenings. We've detailed many ways in which a film could represent women...

Reel Review: Difret

Reel Review: Difret

Reel Review: Difret By Agnes, Reel Equality Film Club Volunteer, 31st March 2021. Much discussion and deliberation has gone into how Reel Equality Film Club chooses films for screenings. We've detailed many ways in which a film could represent women in fair or unfair...

Reel Review: Made in Dagenham

Reel Review: Made in Dagenham

Reel Review: Made in Dagenham By Kinga, Reel Equality Film Club Volunteer, 31st March 2021. ABOUT OUR FILMS  Much deliberation has gone into how Reel Equality Film Club chooses films for screenings. We've detailed many ways in which a film could represent women in...

Reel Review: Girlhood

Reel Review: Girlhood

Reel Review: Girlhood By Sarah, Reel Equality Film Club Volunteer, 31st March 2021 Much discussion and deliberation has gone into how Reel Equality Film Club chooses films for screenings. We've detailed many ways in which a film could represent women in fair or unfair...

Reel Review: Appropriate Behaviour

Reel Review: Appropriate Behaviour

Reel Review: Appropriate Behaviour   By Sarah, Reel Equality Film Club Volunteer, 31st March 2021.   Equation’s Reel Equality Film Club carefully chooses films for our screenings (equation.org.uk/reelequality). The Bechdel Test* helps us decide if the film tells...

About Our Film Programme

We choose a wide range of entertaining films that tell women’s stories and don’t stereotype or objectify women. We aim to represent the diversity of human experience and avoid films that further prejudice of any kind. Films are open to interpretation, so we cannot guarantee that everyone will find our film choices unproblematic or feminist from every angle. We always welcome constructive feedback.

 

 

Sexism in the Film Industry

Not convinced that gender inequality in film is really that bad?

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Less than 1 in 4 Hollywood films have a woman in the lead role.

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Only 3% of widely released films star a woman of colour. 

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Women are 5 times more likely than men to be shown partially naked or in revealing/sexy clothing. 

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In the Oscars’ first 50 years, only 4 of the films awarded Best Picture had women-centred stories.

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Men are nearly 3 times more likely than women to be portrayed as leaders.

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73% of all female characters are Caucasian, followed by African American (14%), Latina (5%), Asian (3%), other worldly (3%), and other (2%). 

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Women consistently make up only a third of the speaking roles in popular films. 

FACT

There are 5 males to every 1 female behind the camera.

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Reel Equality Blog Posts

Equation Launch Young People’s Film Club

Equation Launch Young People’s Film Club

Following on from the success of our award-winning Reel Equality Film Club, Equation are now reaching out to younger audiences with our film club Reel Respect.Similar to Reel Equality, Reel Respect aim to show great movies that challenge gender stereotypes, whilst...

Your free Christmas gift from Reel Equality!

Your free Christmas gift from Reel Equality!

Get festive and feminist with our Christmas movie bingo.    How to Play   Step 1: Arrange a virtual viewing party with your best group of feminist sisters and allies.Step 2: Get into your festive onesie, mull some wine and gather your mince pies.Step 3: Choose...

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