The Gaze S3 E1 :: Making Change

The Gaze is back for a third season! This season hosts Aisha and Maya wants to turn the boat around. They are focusing on solutions to the glaring gender and race parity issues in Canadian film and TV.  They’re asking how can we address some of these serious representation problems in Canadian media? Who’s working to introduce proactive initiatives? What are some of the success stories so far?

In the first episode of this season, Aisha and Maya speak to three Canadians tackling the issue of gender and race parity in their own distinct ways. The conversation begins with Cameron Bailey (TIFF’s Artistic Director) and his view on what kinds of Canadian films could help shift the fiction film landscape. Rina Fraticelli (Executive Director of Women in View) talks about the launch of her organization’s new diversity toolkit called “Media Plus” and Rad Simonpillai (Film Critic for Now Magazine) speaks candidly about being a writer and ally with an ongoing interest in gender parity.

About the Gaze: The show is now a monthly podcast available for download on iTunes, Soundcloud andGoogle Play. Check out This is Worldtown’s interview with hosts Aisha and Maya and stay tuned for future episodes.


View the MediaPLUS+ Trailer below