Equal Means Equal

2016 | USA | NR | 93 min.


City Opera House Wed, Jul 27, 2016 6:00 PM
Bijou by the Bay Thu, Jul 28, 2016 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Official Selection: Documentary
Cinema Salon
Release Year:2016
Runtime:93 min.
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kamala Lopez
Produced by:Joel Marshall
Gini Sikes
Screenwriter:Kamala Lopez
Gini Sikes


Women these days are bombarded with messages of empowerment, female strength, and "anything-is-possible" girl power. But dig deeper and listen to their actual stories, as Kamala Lopez does in this tour-de-force examination of equality and feminism in the U.S. and abroad, and you’ll quickly find out how painfully hollow those messages ring to the women they’re designed to bolster. Using interviews with four generations of women, from everyday subjects to famous figures like Patricia Arquette and Gloria Steinem, Lopez demonstrates that issues ranging from workplace harassment and wage inequality to sexual assault and eroding reproductive rights expose a system that repeatedly fails women. The situation can be even more terrifying abroad, where the war on women has become a literal bloodbath. But Lopez doesn’t just lay the injustices bare—she presents an inspirational call to arms. This world premiere event at TCFF is a must-see. In Person: Director Kamala Lopez and Producers Gini Sikes & Joel Marshall.