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Documentary on sexism in gaming industry surpasses crowdfunding goal

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GTFO, a documentary about sexism in the video game industry from New York-based filmmaker Shannon Sun-Higginson, surpassed its $20,000 funding goal.

The film's intent is to expose "the harassment of women in video games" though developer, blogger, player and scholar interviews. Sun-Higginson, who self-identifies as a casual gamer, wrote on the Kickstarter page that she was "shocked" at the amount of abuse female gamers take on a daily basis and began researching and filming GTFO as a result.

"The purpose of this documentary is to reveal the experiences of women in the gaming world, both good and bad, as well as to provide steps we can take to change the environment for the better," the Kickstarter page reads.

GTFO reached its goal May 1 and will continue to raise funds until May 10. Those interested can donate in reward tiers ranging from $10 to $500. Funding will go toward shooting expenses, post-production, licensing rights for gaming footage and images and promotional materials.

The fundraising campaign for GTFO launched March 26. At the time of this posting, it has raised more than $22,000 with the help of 800 backers.