Screening followed by live, in-person Q&A
with Producer/Director Shannon Sun-Higginson
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Kinnecutt Hall, Salisbury 115
Free and open to the public
Sparked by a public display of sexual harassment in 2012, GTFO pries open the video game world to explore a 20 billion dollar industry that is riddled with discrimination and misogyny. In recent years, the gaming community has grown more diverse than ever. This has led to a massive clash of values and women receive the brunt of the consequences every day, with acts of harassment ranging from name calling to cyber vandalism and death threats. Through interviews with video game developers, journalists, and academics, GTFO paints a complex picture of the video game industry, while revealing the systemic and human motivations behind acts of harassment. GTFO is the beginning of a larger conversation that will shape the future of the video game world.
Shannon Sun-Higginson is a documentary filmmaker from New York City. In 2009, her first documentary short “Hapa Perspectives” aired on Current TV. She attended Wesleyan University, where she graduated in 2010 with a degree in Film Studies and English. She has worked on such documentary television programs as “No Reservations” on The Travel Channel and “Parts Unknown” on CNN. She is currently producing a docuseries about a family enduring an unspeakable tragedy, entitled “The Witman Project.”