Film screening GTFO women and gaming

GTFO women and gaming, Screenshot © Shannon Sun-Higginson

Fri, 04.10.2019

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Goethe-Institut Nicosia

Games and Politics

2015 | 76 minutes | English
Starring: Anita Sarkeesian, Leigh Alexander, Brenda Romero, Robin Hunicke und Rhianna Pratchett

Sun-Higginson, a documentary filmmaker from New York City, began work on GTFO in early 2012 and ultimately funded it as a Kickstarter project. She was initially inspired to create the film after watching a clip from live-stream gaming competition Cross Assault in which a player repeatedly sexually harassed his teammate. Sun-Higginson then "decided to take a step back and explore what it means to be a woman in gaming in general, both the positive and the negative."

The movie compiles interviews from gamers, developers, journalists to show how pervasive sexist behavior is in the gaming world.