50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present, and Future of Women + Power


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In the film 50/50, Emmy-nominated filmmaker & founder of The Webby Awards Tiffany Shlain explores the 10,000 year history of women + power and asks, where are we really on the greater arc of history of women and power? And what’s it going to take to get to a #5050 world — not just politics and board rooms, but truly shifting the gender balance to be better for everyone.  

The film premiered live at #TEDWomen on Oct 27th and to 275 TEDx’s globally and online on @Refinery29 and on TV on Comcast. 



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Directed by: Tiffany Shlain
Written and Produced by: Tiffany Shlain, Sawyer Steele, and Julie Hermelin
Executive Producers: Jacki Zehner, Amy Emmerich, Shannon Gibson, Stone Roberts


50/50 is part of Refinery29’s “Shatterbox Anthology” — 12 short films, all by women directors, that explore the dynamics of women and power. Other directors in addition to Tiffany Shlain include Kristen Stewart, Chloe Sevigny, and Gabourey Sidibe.


(Above) Pre-premiere screening in New York with Refinery29.



(Above): Pre-premiere screening in our hometown San Francisco

Press on 50/50

NPR: Tiffany Shlain, Getting to “50/50”



Listen to Tiffany Shlain on NPR here

Refinery29: Watch Director Tiffany Shlain’s Shatterbox Anthology Film: 50/50


Marin Independent Journal: Documentary film ‘50/50’ looks at the history of women’s fight for equality 

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