100% Woman
A documentary film by Karen Duthie

Now Screening at Film Festivals Around the World

Currently Screening on MTV Logo in the United States

North American TV Premiere:
Sat. Mar. 11, 2006 - 9pm EST

Additional broadcasts:
Mon. Mar. 13, 2006 - 9pm EST
Wed. Mar. 15, 2006 - 2pm EST
Thur. Mar. 16, 2006 - 8am EST
Sat. April 1, 2006 - 10:30pm EST
Sun. April 2, 2006 - 12 pm and 7pm EST

Watch for the upcoming Canadian TV Premiere
on the Documentary Channel.

Canadian TV Premiere:
Sunday May 7, 2006 - 7pm EST

Additional broadcasts:
Tues. July 4, 2006 - 7pm EST
Wed. July 5, 2006  - 12pm EST

Awards

Jury Selection Award and Audience Favourite
at Bloomington Pride GLBT Film Festival (Jan. 2006)

"The Edith Lando Peace Prize"
at the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival For
Youth, Vancouver (March 2005). The Edith
Lando Peace Prize is a juried award for the film
that "best conveys the values of empathy, non-
violence, inclusion and respect."

"Best Film on Mountain Biking" at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (March 2005).

"Best Documentary" at the Netherlands
Transgender Film Festival (May 2005)

"Audience Favourite Documentary Feature" at the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Oct. 2005)

"Best Documentary" at the Mix Brasil Film and Video Festival of Sexual Diversity (Nov. 2005)

"Best Transgendered Film" at the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film (Nov. 2005)

Press

Review in the Globe and Mail
Press Release from the Montreal World Film Festival

[click here for downloadable, high-res media images]

 

Directed by KAREN DUTHIE
Written by KAREN DUTHIE & DIANA WILSON
Editors BONNI DEVLIN & HEATHER FRISE
Cinematography MOIRA SIMPSON & KAREN DUTHIE
Music & Sound Design DENNIS BURKE
Executive Producers CARI GREEN & HARRY SUTHERLAND
Producer DIANA WILSON

Running time:  59 minutes

Upcoming Screenings

BIMOVIE 12 - Women's Film Festival - Munich, Germany
April 1 - 8, 2006

Out Takes Film Festival - New Zealand:
Auckland, May 25 - June 5, 2006
Wellington - June 1 - June 11, 2006
Christchurch - June 8 - 14, 2006

Past Screenings

[click here to view past screenings]

 

 


 

About 100% Woman

From her first day of competition, reigning Canadian downhill mountain bike champion Michelle Dumaresq has been shaking up the world of sports.  But it's not her riding talent that's sparked controversy and international media attention - it's the fact that for the first 20 years of her life Michelle was Michael.

Shot over two years, 100% Woman is an adrenaline-fueled ride-along on Michelle's controversial foray into international women's competition.  Combining verite scenes, interviews, home movies and dynamic footage of some of the best mountain bikers in the world, we follow Michelle from her first local race, to the World Championships where she makes history as the first transgendered athlete on a national team, to the glare of the media spotlight.

33-year old Michelle is witty, charming and confident.  Like any athlete, she dreams of being the best.  But from her very first race she faces active protest from the other racers - some of whom she once considered friends.  While some of her opponents merely question her right to compete, others challenge her very identity as a woman.  As Michelle struggles for acceptance - as an athlete and a woman - we're forced to ask questions ourselves, not just about fairness in sport, but also about the nature and definition of gender.

[view photos - 1, 2, 3]

 

Credits

Produced by Artemis Dreams Productions Ltd. and Producers On Davie Pictures Inc.  Produced with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian cable industry, Telefilm Canada:  Equity Investment Program, CTF: Licence Fee Program.  Produced and developed in Association with Documentary Channel.  Produced in Association with Life Network Inc.  Produced with the Participation of the Province of British Columbia, Film Incentive BC;  The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit;  and CanWest Western Independent Producers Fund.  Developed with the participation of British Columbia Film, Television and Film Financing Program;  and the Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund.  Produced with the assistance of the TELUS New Media and Broadcast Fund; and Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society.

 

 

The Filmmakers

Karen Duthie
[view bio]

 

 

 

 

 

Diana Wilson Diana Wilson
[view bio]

 

 

Contact and Distribution Information

To order a copy for educational or institutional use in the United States please contact:
Films Media Group
http://www.films.com
custserv@filmsmediagroup.com
1-800-257-5126

To order a copy for educational or institutional outside the United States please contact:
Moving Images
http://www.movingimages.ca
mailbox@movingimages.ca
(604)684-3014

To order a copy for individual personal use please contact:
Karen Duthie, director
kduthie@yahoo.com

For festival inquiries, please contact:
Video Out Distribution
http://www.videoout.ca
videoout@telus.net
(604)872-8449

For television broadcast inquiries, please contact:
Filmoption International
http://www.filmoption.com
email@filmoption.com
(514)931-6180

For all other inquiries, please contact:
Diana Wilson, producer
info@artemisdreams.com

 
 

© 100 Percent Woman Productions Ltd. 2004