OFFA has curated a diverse line-up of exceptional films helmed by four talented female directors, from Canada and around the world including Canada, Malta, the USA, and the UK. These films highlight the official themes for #IWD 2022, which are #BreaktheBias, and gender equality. In partnership with United Way Halton/Hamilton – Women United, advocates for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.
OFFA offers four diverse stories that span 100 years of women’s struggles and achievements, offering intimate, personal stories that reflect on important social issues in our communities. Highlights include the challenges faced by new immigrants, particularly young women and their families adapting to life in Canada; issues faced by BIPOC communities confronting racism (Alice and Quickening), as well as ageism, sexism, class structure, and gender equality (Mothering Sunday and Carmen). All films feature Q&A’s with the Directors, and others from the films, many live, following the screenings. The event is sponsored by Capstick McCollum and Associates.