BlackRock presents a pair of short films by Pam Maus
From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave
This film traces the arc of the modern feminist movement from the “Second Wave” of the 1960s to the present day “Tidal Wave” of feminism ignited by Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the 2016 presidential election, the 2017 National Women’s March, and all that has since followed.
Told through the voices a group of women who came of age and went off to college as the “Second Wave” broke, when landmark legislation outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave is the story of a generation that found the doors to social justice unlocked and would spend the rest of their lives pushing to kick them open.
NextStepRun! tells the stories of four women running for elective office in their respective local House districts during the 2014 midterm elections. This documentary film features how they confront the unique barriers to entry that keep women from running for elective office and ultimately has ensured the political system as a white male domain. This documentary is especially timely given the national trend that emerged in the 2018 cycle of record numbers of women running for office and winning.
Following the showing, there will be a post-show discussion.
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.