The Office of Multicultural Student Services and the Ferris Museum of Sexist Objects will be hosting screenings of the film “Barbie Nation” as part of the 2017 Women’s History Month. The screenings will take place on Monday, March 27th in the University Center Fine Art Gallery. The first showing will take place from 1:00pm to 2:30pm and the second from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Below is a short summary of the film.
“Generations of people are obsessed with Barbie, the world’s most popular toy. Journeying from Barbie conventions to anti-Barbie demonstrations, from San Francisco’s gay pride parade to Croatia’s bunkers, Barbie Nation plumbs the phenomenon of the Barbie doll. Barbie fans, foes, fetishists – and the woman who created Barbie – reveal the history and fantasy behind this 20th century icon.” This film has received the Golden Gate Award from the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Silver Apple from the National Educational Media Network.
For more information, contact Tracey Bush at MOSO@ferris.edu.