She Objects

Director: Nicola Fan

Institute History

  • 2016 Sundance Film Festival - Hong Kong


Every day, we are bombarded with mainstream media that objectifies women, glorifies thinness and portrays women in stereotypical roles. Given this generation's mass consumption of social media, it can be difficult to distinguish airbrushed fantasy from reality. Featuring engaging insights from celebrities including Joyce Cheng and real-life stories, the documentary looks into the correlation between the media's portrayal of women and eating disorders and self-esteem issues for girls and violence against women. Commissioned by The Women's Foundation, in partnership with Women Helping Women, and directed by 27-year old Nicola Fan, She Objects is the first documentary of its kind in Hong Kong to explore how traditional and new forms of media create and exacerbate gender stereotypes with often damaging consequences.

Screening Details


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