Role & Role

(Rol & Rol)
Chus Gutiérrez | Documentary

2020 | 81 minutes | Spain

A reflection on the role that media, advertising, and fiction play in the construction of female role models.


Role & Role offers a thought-provoking exploration of the influence of media, advertising, and fiction on the creation of female role models and its impact on societal perceptions and decision-making. This documentary poses the crucial question: can a more authentic portrayal of women in media lead to a shift towards greater gender equality and recognition of women as leaders?

Despite comprising 51% of the population, women and girls are consistently underrepresented in various forms of media, including films, television shows, children's content, and advertisements, with a representation ratio of approximately 1 out of 3.

Through a collection of compelling testimonies from diverse women leaders, spanning fields such as politics, economics, science, literature, art, and social activism, Role & Role delves into the significance of role models in shaping identity, exploring the influences behind these leaders' journeys and analyzing their reception by society.

This documentary serves as a valuable resource for educators and librarians seeking to initiate discussions on gender representation and empowerment within their classrooms and communities. It is relevant for Women, Gender, Media, and Communication Studies, among many other disciplines.

Main credits

Gutiérrez, Chus (film director)
Gutiérrez, Chus (screenwriter)
Badenes, Lina (film producer)
Badenes, Lina (screenwriter)

Other credits

Cinematography, Hermes Marco; editor, Ainara Pardal; music, Eva Soler.

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Málaga Film Festival; Films made by Women Festival Fundación SGAE - Best Spanish Film Award; SEMINCI Valladolid International Film Festival; Festival Women in Film

DIRECTOR: Chus Gutiérrez


YEAR: 2020

GENRE: Documentary

LANGUAGE: Spanish; French; Other languages

COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School, High School, College, Adult



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