Makers: Women Who Make America” is a 2013 documentary movie that tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy.

The documentary's screening was the starting point for a reflection on the commonalities and differences characterizing the negotiation of gender roles in diverse societies. Asserted and socially engaged Saudi and American women enriched the discussion debating this subject from the perspective of their life experiences and different upbringings.

This documentary brings to life the story of a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. It shows priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success.

Trailblazing women like hIllary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, and Oprah Winfrey share their memories, ad do countless women who challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine. 

20 MAY, 2014 U.S. Consulate General, Jeddah

Makers: Women Who Make America Documentary Screening

FEATURING: 

 

Miki Turner                                  Toni Scott                               Ahd Kamel                             Sofana R. Dahlan                               Sarah Al Dabbagh