MAKERS originated from a very clear premise: over the last half century, the work of millions of women has altered virtually every aspect of American culture. The MAKERS platform tells the story of these exceptional women -- both famous and heretofore unknown individuals -- whose pioneering contributions continue to shape the world in which we live.
The story of the birth of the modern Women s Movement. When Betty Friedan s The Feminine Mystique came out in 1963, millions of American women felt the constraints of 1950s post-war culture, which confined them to the home or to low-paying, dead end jobs. At the same time, another group of women were emerging from the anti-war and civil rights movement determined to achieve their own revolution.
Makers: Women Who Make America will tell the remarkable story of the Women's Movement for the first time. Built on an extraordinary archive of interviews already completed for the website Makers.com, the film will feature the stories of those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those both the famous and unknown caught up in its wake.
Most middle class women of the 1950s became homemakers. Many women felt dissatisfied.
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