100 Years Later ... Is She There Yet?
On the eve of centennial celebrations of women's right to vote in August 2020, comes a documentary by BC Voices, Inc., Beyond the Suffragist Dream. Listen to four generations of women: What was the suffragist dream in 1920? How far have we come in the past 50 years since the mid-20th century expansion in women's freedoms and independence ? How far do we still have to go?
This Production Campaign: Documentary Interviews and Trailer
Campaign runs through June 30, 2019
This campaign is aimed at funding the filming of the first round of conversations among four generations of women on the transformation of women's lives over the past 50 years empowered by the mid-20th century explosions in women's rights, the redefining of womanhood, and what is at risk today.
It will also support creation of a promotional trailer for the film to attract future funders and distributors.
What We Hope Viewers Will Say
Wow! Before seeing this documentary, I had no idea how much resistance women had to overcome to gain the rights they have today! Hearing women of all ages and racial backgrounds talk about how having choices and options in addition to wife and motherhood has given them freedom and independence over the past 50 years to live as full human beings, expressing their unique individuality, was very moving and inspiratinal. I have to get all my friends to see this film so they realize how precious women's freedoms are, and, how getting out to vote in 2020 is essential to keeping them.
The Documentary: Beyond the Suffragist Dream
One hundred years after gaining the right to vote, American women stand at the crossroads. In this timely documentary, we listen to an intimate conversation among women who came of age in the late sixties, alumnae from the Barnard College Class of 1971, and their older and younger female relatives, intertwined with the voices of the Suffragists. They tell tales of unprecedented opportunities and choices in their lives since the mid-20th century expansion in women's freedoms and independence, and, recount their challenges and triumphs creating full, adventurous lives beyond women's traditional roles and expectations. As they speak, we hear suffragist voices crying out to us to hold fast to their vision of women's full and equal participation in all areas of society and confront the forces that may endanger a century of progress.
Previous Documentaries Produced by BC Voices, Inc.
The Way It Was tells the story through the experience of 17 alumane from the Barnard Class of '71, women of the 1960s, of the seismic change in the lives of women coming of age during the tsunami of political, cultural and social upheaval in the late 1960s to early 1970s, and how it affected their lives then and now.
Making Choices, Forging Paths captures the trials and successes of women of the 1960s, 22 alumnae from the Barnard Class of 1971, forging new paths over the past 50 years –- opening new doors for themselves and other women in their personal lives, and in the larger worlds of medicine, business, law, and politics.
Both films are based on the:
Benefits to Contributors
All contributions are Tax deductible
Over $30,000: Executive producer. Individual Card at the top
$5,000-$29,999: Producer. End Card, 4/page
$1,000-$4,999: Assistant Producer. Credit Roll
Under $1000: Thank you for your support!