GTFO: A Documentary About Women in Gaming
Saturday, March 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM
701 W Riverside Dr
"GTFO: Get The F% Out" is a documentary about women in gaming premiering at SXSW Film this year. Sparked by a public display of sexual harassment in 2012, GTFO pries open the video game world to explore a 20 billion dollar industry that is riddled with discrimination and misogyny. In recent years, the gaming community has grown more diverse than ever. This has led to a massive clash of values, and women are receiving the brunt of the consequences every day, with acts of harassment ranging from name calling to cyber-vandalism and death threats. The panel will cover some of the topics from the film, such as the history of gaming culture, women's representation in games, and the day to day lives of women in this booming industry. With the creator and cast of GTFO, the panel will ask the question: What does the future hold for women in gaming?
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Producer & Dir
Shannon Sun-Higginson has been working as a documentary producer and director since graduating from Wesleyan University in 2010. She has worked on such documentary television programs as "No Reserv...Show the rest
Shannon Sun-Higginson has been working as a documentary producer and director since graduating from Wesleyan University in 2010. She has worked on such documentary television programs as "No Reservations" on Travel Channel and "Parts Unknown" on CNN.
Her first feature documentary on the topic of women in gaming, "GTFO: Get The F% Out," is premiering at SXSW Film 2015. She is currently working on her second feature documentary entitled "The Witman Project," about a family still recovering an unspeakable tragedy that took place in 1998.Hide the rest