The 1995 Beijing Women’s Conference was a watershed event in the global struggle for women’s rights. Now, on its 20th anniversary, the film Once and For All, presented by AOL’s MAKERS retraces the suspenseful months leading up to Beijing and the high-stakes drama of the event itself.
Date: Saturday, February 20, 6PM
Location: Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall
Q&A session to follow with director Michael Epstein.
Dyllan McGee is the Founder and Executive Producer of the Emmy-nominated series MAKERS. She is also a two-time Emmy-award winning Executive Producer at McGee Media, overseeing all programming. Her films include: Emmy Award-nominated documentary, Gloria: In Her Own Words (HBO), Emmy and Peabody Award-winning, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (PBS); Emmy Award-winning, Teddy: In His Own Words (HBO); Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (PBS); This Emotional Life (PBS); African American Lives (PBS); Oprah’s Roots (PBS); and Emmy-nominated, In Memoriam: 9/11/01 (HBO). McGee served as the Director of Content and Operations for the International Freedom Center at Ground Zero in New York, a cultural institution that was proposed as part of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s redevelopment of the World Trade Center site. In 2014, McGee was presented with the Matrix Award and the Planned Parenthood Visionary award for her work preserving women’s stories.
Michael Epstein is an Academy Award-nominated® filmmaker whose work has appeared on PBS and numerous cable networks. He has received the industry’s highest honors including two Peabody’s (The Battle Over Citizen Kane; LENNONYC), two Primetime Emmy’s® (The End of Hollywood; LENNONYC), a WGA award (Frontline: The Choice) and numerous other honors. His films have been invited to screen at the Sundance Film Festival, the Berlinale, the Toronto Film Festival, and the New York Film Festival. He has also won several honors for his commercial work including a Silver Clio.