Media Matters


In 1977, a book of photographs captured an awakening – women shedding the cultural restrictions of their childhoods and embracing their full humanity.  Feminists: What Were They Thinking? revisits those photos, those women and those times – and takes aim at our current culture revealing all too vividly the urgent need for continued change. The film offers candid and riveting interviews with women such as Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, Lily Tomlin and Judy Chicago tackling topics ranging from identity, abortion, race, childhood and motherhood.

A MUST SEE FOR EVERYONE!  90% of women and young girls say they do not feel represented in the fashion industry or in media, and that the imagery they consume on a daily basis makes them feel “disgusting” and “less than”.   Straight/Curve examines the industries and obstacles responsible for this this body image crisis and showcases the dynamic leaders fighting for more diversity of size, race and age. 

The need to find a mate is one of the oldest urges on earth. And today, hundreds of matches are just a swipe away. Real daters share their hilarious dating stories while experts reveal how technology is changing the very nature of romance.

DisHonesty(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies is a documentary feature film that explores the human tendency to be dishonest. The film interweaves personal stories, expert opinions, behavioral experiments, and archival footage to reveal how and why people lie.

Logo-GirlsRisingEducating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation, yet millions of girls aren’t in school.
Girl Rising uses storytelling to inspire action that gets girls into classrooms worldwide.

WomensListMeet 15 women who have created and defined contemporary American culture in American Masters: The Women’s List.


Filmmaker Cullen Hoback exposes the erosion of online privacy and what information governments and corporations are legally taking from citizens each day.



A groundbreaking four-part documentary series originally created for BBC2 in the UK that charts the role of women in society over the course of 10,000 years.  A poor record on women’s rights goes hand-in-hand with low economic output and high levels of violence.

MissRepresentationThe media is selling young people the idea that girls’ and women’s value lies in their youth, beauty, and sexuality and not in their capacity as leaders. Boys learn that their success is tied to dominance, power, and aggression. We must value people as whole human beings, not gendered stereotypes. See more at: THE REPRESENTATION PROJECT


MortifiedNationYou’ve heard “it gets better.” Experience the film that proves “it gets funnier, too.” Part documentary, part concert film, Mortified Nation captures adults sharing their most embarrassing childhood writings on stage and chronicles how the simple act of exposing one’s private past can inspire an entire nation to “share the shame.” Transporting viewers back to a time of awkward firsts– first love, first rejection, first total freak out– the film captures the adolescent experience in a way few of us truly remember and most of us tried to forget.MortifiedLogo

Founded by Academy Award®-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis, the Institute is the only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need to dramatically improve gender balance, reduce stereotyping and create diverse female characters in entertainment targeting children 11 and under.


MalalMovieStandwMalala“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.”
– Malala

The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.

Chemercial“Chemerical” explores the life cycle of everyday householder cleaners and hygiene products to prove that, thanks to our clean obsession, we are drowning in sea of toxicity.  Chemerical tackles the “toxic debate” in a truly informative and entertaining way, not only by raising awareness, but most importantly, by providing simple solutions.

In honor of the women who came before us, blazing a trail into academia and STEM, let’s look back at five courageous women whose achievements are too often overlooked, forgotten, or uncredited.  The National Science Foundation reported that women make up only 29% of the science and engineering workforce.