By Gina HARA


Documentary - Completed 2017

Women inhabit the hidden half of nerd culture; a world of cute dresses, professional gamers, fake names and death threats. In the first feature-length documentary about geeky women, Gina Hara struggles through unexpected resistance to discover and show their experiences.

& Awards

Sheffield Doc/Fest: Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2017
Fantasia International Film Festival 2017
Best Documentary Feature Film Bronze Prize award
Urbanworld Film Festival 2017
FIN Atlantic International Film Festival 2017
SciFi Film Festival 2017
Central Scotland Documentary Festival 2017
Grand River Film Festival 2017
Norrkoping Film Festival 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gina HARA
    • Writer(s)
    • Gina HARA
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • Nerdy women - the "hidden half" of fan culture - open up about their lives in the world of conventions, video games, and other rife-with-misogyny pop culture touchstones. While geek communities have recently risen to prominence, very little attention is paid to geek women. Filmmaker Gina Hara, struggling with her own geek identity, explores the issue with a cast of women who live geek life up to the hilt: A feminist geek blogger, a convention-trotting cosplayer, a professional gamer, a video-game designer, and a NASA engineer. Through their personal experiences in the rich cultural explosion of nerdom, GEEK GIRLS shows both the exhilaration of newfound community and the ennui of being ostracized. These women, striving in their respective professions and passions, face the cyberbullying, harassment, and sexism that permeate the culture and the industry at large. A rich conversation-starter for any class on Pop Culture and Feminism.