This inspirational, short documentary celebrates a most significant event of the Women's movement, the "Women's Strike for Equality", an unforgettable gathering of more than 50 thousand women and men that took place in New York City in the summer of 1970. The issues are as relevant for women around the world today as they were then. Filmmaker Al Sutton shares this event with the rare footage that takes us into the heart of the rally. We see the massive crowds unfold, and we see the enthusiasm and individuality of beautiful determined women. The "Women's Strike"was part of the Feminist Movement in the United States that started in the 1960's, and commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. Ravel's, "Pavane for a Dead Princess" comprises the musical score. Share the passion that moved a nation.
Did You Know?
This was the largest protest for gender equality in U.S. history. The National Organization of Women (NOW) organized the event filmed on EQUALITY. It was a nationwide Women's Strike for Equality. Women joined together to demand equal opportunities in employment and education. There were demonstrations and rallies in more than ninety major cities and small towns across the country and over 100,000 women participated, including 50,000 who marched down Fifth Avenue in New York City, as seen in this film. See more