International Women’s Day is Monday 8 March and it’s a chance to highlight some films that focus on the achievements of fierce, fabulous women, and the challenges they still face for equality in every arena. Here are three newish films on our radar this year.
The idea of taking 76 female scientists from around the world on a 20-day cruise to the Antarctic, while also schooling them in ‘leadership skills’, sounds like a positive one. Australian CEO and ‘dreamer’ Fabian Dattner is the leader of this voyage, but her gung-ho tactics and abrasive personality put her at odds with many on board. Generational differences in style and a lack of proper processes around trauma almost sink the cruise, but the support the women offer to each other keeps it afloat, and Dattner is no simple villain.