BASIC REPRESENTATION SCORE: +30
FEMALE AGENCY/POWER/AUTHORITY SCORE: +7
THE MALE GAZE SCORE: 0
GENDER/SEXUALITY SCORE: 0
WILDCARD SCORE: 0
Is there anything either positive or negative in the film’s representation of women not already accounted for here? (points will vary)
TOTAL SCORE: +37
IS THE FILM’S DIRECTOR FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
IS THE FILM’S SCREENWRITER FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
BOTTOM LINE: This documentary is a smack in the face to a film industry that pretends to believe that girls and women aren’t doing anything useful or interesting in the world.
NOTE: This is not a “review” of He Named Me Malala! It is simply an examination of how well or how poorly it represents women. (A movie that represents women well can still be a terrible film; a movie that represents women poorly can still be a great film.) Read my review of He Named Me Malala.
See the full rating criteria. (Criteria that do not apply to this film have been deleted in this rating for maximum readability.)
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