Writer, director, and musician Stephanie Clattenburg will be in attendance at a screening of her documentary about gender bias in the music industry on Tuesday, 29 January, in the Dal Arts Centre Room 406. Play Your Gender exposes some harsh truths: although there are major female stars, very few songs are written by women, and less than 5% of music producers and engineers are women. Hosted by Juno Award winner Kinnie Starr, the film features interviews with a wide range of famous and emerging musicians. Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH-Kjt8g9ow.
Clattenburg (https://stephanieclattenburg.wordpress.com/) has worked in multiple genres with a consistent focus on women’s experience. And as a professional drummer and singer, her take on women in the music industry is frank, well-informed, and uncompromising. She’ll be available for Q&A, so this is an opportunity not to be missed.
Before the screening (from 6:15 – 7:00), free sushi and subs will be served in the Dal Arts Centre Room 409. Halal, vegan, and gluten-free sushi/sub options will be available, as well as kosher snacks. A Dal or King’s (or SMU, or NSCAD) ID is necessary for admission to the free screening at 7:00 (students, staff, and faculty are all welcome). If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Shannon.Brownlee@dal.ca.
This screening is generously brought to us by Telefilm Canada and FIN: The Atlantic International Film Festival as part of North of 49, a program that brings Atlantic Canadian films to Atlantic Canadian campuses.