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Le plafond de verre

Directed by Sophie Bissonnette
Canada, 1992 (documentary, 28 minutes, colour, French)
Also known as "The Glass Ceiling"
Le plafond de verre
Image: © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"Whether in the public service or on the shop floor, discrimination against women is taking on increasingly subtle forms, which makes it even more difficult to eliminate. Various obstacles combine to hold back the advancement of women in many sectors, particularly in middle management positions, where we are seeing the emergence of a new 'female ghetto.' The Glass Ceiling presents five women from a variety of backgrounds who must use strategy, humor and determination daily in an effort to attain equality in the workplace."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Sophie Bissonnette
Produced by: Chantal Bowen, Josée Beaudet, Ginny Stikeman
Principal Cast: Marie Auger, Catherine Bazin, Nicole Blais, Luce Nadeau, Aline Perron
Cinematography: Zoe Dirse
Film Editing: Dominique Sicotte
Music: Judith Gruber-Stitzer
Production Company: Office national du film du Canada / National Film Board of Canada

Quote by the Director [in French]

"Au cours de la recherche, nous avons été étonnées de constater à quel point les choses n'ont pas beaucoup évolué et comment les femmes subissent même des reculs importants dans certains milieux."
-- Sophie Bissonnette (source)

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