This week we have two different views on people trying to overcome the prejudice of others to succeed in their chosen professions.
Tuesday’s film is GIRL, a Belgian film directed by Lukas Dhont which won the Caméra d’Or award, for best first feature film, as well as the Queer Palm at Cannes. The main protagonist is Lara, a teenager who is undergoing hormone treatment prior to surgery, and is also studying dance in a demanding ballet school. Although her family and the school are supportive, Lara is finding the pressures difficult to deal with, and becomes more and more introverted.
Thursday’s film, ON THE BASIS OF SEX portarys the early career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, affectionately known as the “Notorious R.B.G.” by her many admirers, who throughout her career has been an advocate for women’s rights and gender equality.