PLAY FAIR is a compelling, unflinching and visually rich documentary that questions the assumption that women’s fight for full rights in the world of sports is over. The film explores five decades of activism and legal challenges that women fought to ensure they would have equal access and rights to compete in sports on elite and community levels. There have been many victories but has equity really been achieved?

There is still a lack of women in leadership positions in the sporting boardrooms and on the fields. The sexualization and objectification of women athletes persists as does the economic disparity between male and female professional athletes. More girls are playing hockey now than ever before but they still have to fight for ice time. Eugenie Bouchard wins an important match at the Australian Open only to field questions from reporters about her outfit. Just five years ago in Vancouver, women were told they couldn’t compete in the Olympic ski-jump. Today, Kaillie Humphries competes in the 4 Men Bobsled with 3 men because there is no such equivalent for women. While there are many victories to celebrate, can we say that women have full equity in the world of sports?

What will it take to ensure that all female athletes have an equal right to play? And, most importantly, what does the future hold for female athletes in Canada? Who are tomorrow's activists who will continue to strive for equity while making sure the gains of the past aren't lost?

PRODUCERS

FRANK Digital is a full service video production studio & world-class post production facility, with operations in Winnipeg and Vancouver.

We produce award-winning commercials and films. We know how to conceptualize, create, and deliver your creative vision while exceeding expectations. We’ve been doing it for years!

We’re also post production wizards. Colour and sound is our obsession. Our post facility is state-of-the-art. Our team of editors and animators are some of the most talented in the industry. We are equipped with the latest applications and the most powerful hardware available.

Since its inception, Frantic Films has had a reputation for creating outstanding programming for a global audience. In addition to its success in Canada and the U.S., Frantic's award-winning TV series, features and documentaries have sold to more than 180 countries worldwide.

Frantic has had incredible success in virtually every genre. The originator of living history programs in North America (the Quest series), its music, science and sports programs have won dozens of awards and set numerous ratings records. Its lifestyle programs include the perennial favourite, Til Debt Do Us Part (over 100 episodes produced), the hit Food Network series Pitchin’ In and The Opener, Buy It Fix It Sell It for HGTV, Guinea Pig for Discovery and more. Our comedy series include live shows such as The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, scripted series such as Todd and The Book of Pure Evil and Men With Brooms, prank shows like Meet the Family and hybrid comedy-factual series such as Of All Places. Feature films include Frantic’s first feature Lucid over a decade ago and its most recent, Faces In The Crowd, along with TV movies and mini-series that have been enjoyed by millions of viewers.

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Playing It Forward

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50 Years of Women and Sport in Canada

A FEMINIST HISTORY SOCIETY BOOK

 

This is an inspiring collection of stories from women on the front lines of sport in Canada: athletes, coaches, educators and activists for women in sport.

To read these stories is to swell with pride over the victories, to empathize with those whose best efforts were toppled by discrimination, and to understand the necessity of confronting the hurdles left to clear.

edited by: Guylaine Demers, Lorraine Greaves, Marion Lay, Sandra Kirby

 

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