KERA-TV Broadcasts SISTERS OF '77 July 10th at 9 p.m.
Join Media Projects Inc, Ignite National and the Dallas Public Library July 9th at 7 pm at www.facebook.com/ignitenational for a pre-recorded discussion with filmmaker, Cynthia Salzman Mondell, Whitney Thomas from Ignite and Farmers Branch City Councilperson Cristal Retana.
SISTERS OF ’77—a documentary film produced and directed by filmmakers Cynthia Salzman Mondell and Allen Mondell of Media Projects Inc.
SISTERS OF ‘77 depicts the story of the 1977 National Women’s Conference—the first revolutionary conference that set the agenda for women's rights in Houston, Texas in 1977. The first National Women’s Conference was held in 1977 and it was the first and only federally funded National Women’s Conference in U.S. history. For four days, 2000 elected delegates and around 20,000 observers descended upon Houston, Texas to memorialize this historic event.
Cynthia Salzman Mondell was an observer at the first National Women’s Conference in 1977 and drew inspiration from that experience. The film highlights issues such as the equal rights amendment, reproductive freedom, lesbian rights, sexual preference, and minority rights. Sisters of ’77 features interviews with iconic activists such as Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Ann Richards, Liz Carpenter, Bella Abzug and Ellie Smeal.
“SISTERS OF '77 is absolutely fascinating and fierce.” Marisa Tomei at the recent AFI Docs Film Festival.
Outreach programs with Media Projects, Inc, IGNITE and the Dallas Public Library are scheduled online for July 9th as part of the 19thAmendment Centennial Celebration sponsored by the Communities Foundation of Texas.
The film aims to promote understanding and action around the most critical issues facing women.