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Equal Means Equal (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, News | March 2016 (USA)
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The film does an outstanding job of laying out the many ways women are disadvantaged in the United States under the Constitution. Using facts, figures, interviews, colorful graphics, news ... See full summary »

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Kamala Lopez
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Credited cast:
Leslie Acoca Leslie Acoca ... Herself
Beth Adubato
Brigitte Alexander Brigitte Alexander ... Herself
Patricia Arquette ... Herself
Naheed Bahram Naheed Bahram ... Herself
Dina Bakst Dina Bakst ... Herself
Lucienne Beard Lucienne Beard ... Herself
Helen Benedict Helen Benedict ... Herself
Kim Biddle Kim Biddle ... Herself
Kathryn Brown Kathryn Brown ... Herself
Olivia Brown Olivia Brown ... Herself
Martha Burke Martha Burke ... Herself (as Dr. Martha Burke)
Paula Caplan Paula Caplan ... Herself
Karen Carroll Karen Carroll ... Herself
Cayenne Cayenne ... Himself
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The film does an outstanding job of laying out the many ways women are disadvantaged in the United States under the Constitution. Using facts, figures, interviews, colorful graphics, news footage and occasional humor, the audience is led through current challenges to wage parity, legal protections, maternity leave, ending violence and poverty. The argument is clear and compelling. It's provocative but avoids man-bashing as it makes the case for why men and women should be fighting to get the Equal Rights Amendment passed.

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USA

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English

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March 2016 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Heroica Films See more »
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Poorly made documentary
21 January 2017 | by mitchmitchellSee all my reviews

The essence of a Universe is hard to understand if your telescope only looks at one star in the sky.

Kamala Lopez tries very hard to make us understand an interesting topic from many vantage-points, but fails in delivering a broad and balanced documentary for which this topic clearly needs and deserves. The main problem is it begins with an assumption that; equality does not exist. The documentary then takes us on a tour-de-force of heart-string-pulling, instead of focusing on global issues affecting the entirety of human equality in all countries.

Instead of anecdotal individual stories of how people feel about something which happened only to them, we seek actual documented facts and statistics in totality across the globe. What is also skewed, is that instead of getting both sides, Kamala Lopez decides to focus only in something which supports the premise for which it then propagates.

As such, large portions of this documentary could have been cut and replaced with the larger global picture of equality - which is significantly more important and worthy of our attention.

I hope if Kamala Lopez attempts to look at the topic again, she will buy a bigger telescope and then, we will see something worthy of our attention.


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