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Saturday, November 18 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Bechdel Test vs. the Mako Mori Test

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A discussion of what constitutes feminist film-making. The Bechdel Test originated in Alison Bechdel's comic from the '80s-'90s, "Dykes to Watch Out For." To pass, a film must feature at least 2 female characters, who talk, to each other, about something other than a man. Mako Mori is a lead character in "Pacific Rim," who is entirely strong and admirable, who is the heroine of the film, and who has a story arc that is not about her love-life. But "Pacific Rim" fails the Bechdel test; so, some have proposed a "Mako Mori Test" for films.

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Roget Ratchford

Owner / Principal Engineer, Rose Eye Photography / Aperia Technologies
"Mechanical Engineer by day, body painter by night" has been the tagline on my various online profiles for over 15 years (gosh, how has it been so long!?) During my time as both, I have had the pleasure to interact with some of the most interesting humans I have ever met in my... Read More →

Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
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