To be or not to be…a mom? is the question of the weekend as eleven women set sail on a houseboat to discuss the choices and responsibilities associated with the motherhood decision. The resultant documentary was Pink Gazelle Productions Inc’s Whatever Floats Your Boat…Perspectives on Motherhood.
An outstanding discussion-generating tool suitable for individuals or groups, this film really gets people talking about the pros and cons of motherhood. It is a suitable resource for women in their 30’s and 40’s who are struggling with whether or not they want to have a family, as well as for women who are coming to terms with not having children. However we find women (and men!) of all ages and life circumstances really resonate with the film because it challenges the myths and assumptions surrounding motherhood.
There is also an educational resource kit available for use by post-secondary professors and instructors of women’s studies, gender and family studies, and media literacy.
ATLANTIS Women’s Journal just wrote an extensive review of the film and education kit in their Spring 2009 issue (Vol 33.2). Please click here to read it.