Movie Night at DIESEL! "50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present & Future of Women + Power "
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur continues our Movie Night series. This time we'll be participating in 50/50 Day and screening the documentary 50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present & Future of Women + Power by Tiffany Shlain. Please join us on May 10th at 6:30pm. This event is free and all are welcome to attend.
We will be joining thousands of organizations, companies, schools, museums, libraries and homes in a global conversation about what it will take to get to a more gender-balanced world in all sectors of society: business, politics, culture, home, and more. Led by Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards and her team at Let it Ripple Film Studio, 50/50 Day is based on the model of their annual Character Day, which last year had over 93,000 events in 125 countries and all 50 states.
50/50 gives the 10,000 year history of women + power — from setbacks and uprisings, to the bigger context of where we are today. Using her signature, cinematic-thought-essay style, Tiffany Shlain brings us on an electric ride to explore, where are we really on the greater arc of history of women and power? And what’s it going to take to get to a #5050 world — not just politics and board rooms, but truly shifting the gender balance to be better for everyone.
Watch a trailer of the film here.
Mother. Wife. Red lipstick. Hats. Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards. Her films and work have received over 80 awards and distinctions including a Disruptive Innovation Award from Tribeca Film Festival and NPR’s list of best commencement speeches. She closely follows the latest developments in technology, neuroscience, feminism and footwear. Four of her films have premiered at Sundance, including her feature documentary Connected, and The Tribe, which explores American Jewish identity through the history of the Barbie doll. The US State Department selected four of her films for The American Film Showcase. As a speaker, Tiffany has presented at Harvard, NASA, and was the closing speaker for both TEDWomen and TEDMED. Her original series The Future Starts Here has received over 40 million views. She is co-founder of Character Day, a global annual event for schools and organizations on the science of character and that had over 90,000 events in 125 countries. Her new film 50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present & Future of Women + Power premiered at TEDWomen and Refinery29 and is the launching point for discussion for the upcoming 50/50 Day set for May 10th. While Tiffany loves technology, for the last 7 years, she turns off all screens with her family for what they call their technology shabbat.