Premiere screening of Geek Girls a documentary film by Gina Hara
The hidden half of nerd culture.
Geek Girls is the first feature-length documentary exploring the hidden half of fan culture: nerdy women. Although geeky communities have recently risen to prominence as major cultural contributors, very little attention has been directed towards the women who live and work with nerd culture on a daily basis. Filmmaker Gina Hara addresses this oversight by delving into a world of professional gamers, cute dresses, fake names, and death threats; she follows her subjects through the exhilaration of newfound community and the ennui of ostracization while also exploring her own struggles with her geek identity.
Gina Hara was born in Budapest, Hungary. She is an acclaimed filmmaker and artist with a background in art & technology, interested in the experimental aspects and transmedial forms of visual culture. She holds an MA in intermedia, an MFA in film production and had worked in different media with regard to film, video, new media, gaming and design. Her short Waning (2011) was nominated for Best Canadian Short at the Toronto International Film Festival. Her latest project Your Place or Minecraft (2015) is a machinima docu web series about game studies, available on YouTube.
For the first time in Auckland, Gina Hara will attend a screening of her documentary Geek Girls for a Q&A after the session.
Demand.Film is presenting the one-off special event on October 25th in association with NZ C&C, CACL and Fanfair.
Supported by Attack on Geek