Beyond #MeToo explores the use of music to challenge our culture of male violence against women. It captures the experiences of a Concordia music therapy professor, students and alumni as they listen to women’s stories in pop culture and then create their own songs and music videos giving voice to their own understanding of male violence. Their songs are the ultimate testimony to resilience, resistance and empowerment.
The filmmaker, Dr. Sandi Curtis, is a music therapist with more than 20 years of experience in social activism and work with women and girl survivors of violence. She is also a professor in Concordia’s Department of Creative Arts Therapies.
A discussion moderated by Curtis and Nathalie Batraville, professor in Concordia’s Simone de Beauvoir Institute, will follow the film projection.
This project was completed under the direction of Sandra Curtis, PhD, Co-Investigator, Creative Arts Therapies Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University and supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, IMPACTS: Collaborations to Address Sexual Violence on Campus; SSHRC Partnership Grant Number 895-2016-1026, Project Director, Shaheen Shariff, PhD, McGill University.