“The laws that I thought were going to protect me, didn’t.”
Kamala Lopez’s searing documentary “Equal Means Equal” aims to examine how women are treated in the United States today, zeroing in on all manner of issues related to gender discrimination, from workplace harassment to the wage gap, domestic violence to sexual assault.
The film uses both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases to “uncover how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues and…reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.”
“Equal Means Equal” features a number of luminaries talking on the subject, including Patricia Arquette and Gloria Steinem. The film had its debut at the Traverse City Film Festival last month.
The film will next screen in special theaters and auditoriums across the country in honor of Women’s Equality Day on August 26. The film will be available on iTunes and VOD on September 6.
Check out our exclusive trailer for “Equal Means Equal” below.