50/50 gives the 10,000 year history of women + power — from setbacks and uprisings, to the bigger context of where we are today. Using her signature, cinematic-thought-essay style, Emmy-nominated filmmaker & founder of The Webby Awards Tiffany Shlain brings us on an electric ride to explore, 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.
50/50 premiered live at #TEDWomen on Oct 27th and to 275 TEDx’s globally and online on @Refinery29 and on TV on Comcast. It has received over 3 million views to date.
We are heading to DC! The 50/50 Project is an official partner of the march, and there will be two film screenings of 50/50. For those not attending or marching in your own cities, we will be together in solidarity! We will also be streaming live with Refinery29 through Facebook Live.
Friday Jan 20 @ 7pm — Screening at Meredith Fineman’s pre-march kick off, an official partner of Shepard Fairy’s We the People Project. SOLD OUT.
Saturday Jan 21 @ 4-7pm — Screening at Women Rise Up Post March Action Party. Tickets here.
Recent events have made it loud and clear: we need to have a national conversation about what it’s going to take to get to a 50/50 world, and about the greater context of this struggle toward gender equality. That’s why we are creating an annual 50/50 Day, a day of thousands and thousands of events around the globe, all on the same day, talking and planning about how to get to a 50/50 world — not just in politics and board rooms, across all parts of society. Each of these thousands of events will screen the 20 minute film 50/50, engage with free hands-on discussion kits and robust online resources, brainstorm solutions, and join a global Q&A livecasting the most powerful voices leading this movement. Thousands of events. Millions of perspectives. Join us.
50/50 Day will follow the model of our annual Character Day, which this past fall had over 93,000 events in 125 countries.
Explore a curated list of organizations working toward #5050 and a more balanced world.
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