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

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

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In the new Shatterbox Anthology film 50/50, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain embarks on a journey to document the true history of powerful women around the world.

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Breakfast @ Tiffany’s Fall 2016 Newsletter

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I’m happy we’ve made it to the middle of fall, which means the end of this election is in sight. I look forward to casting my vote for Hillary! Below in this newsletter is a fantastic selection of films, books, events, and more to dive into this season.
We’re also excited to share that we’re about to release our new film “50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present & Future of Women + Power” that we’ve been working on for the past year. The film looks at the last 10,000 years and asks, what’s it going to take to get to a 50/50 world? This 20 minute film will premiere on October 27 live at TEDWomen and all the TEDx’s, and online and on TV on Refinery29 & Comcast. “50/50” is part of Refinery29’s women director’s series Shatterbox Anthology. We’ll send an email when it’s live. I’m excited to share it with you!

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Ken and I have have also been working on a new project for The National Museum of American Jewish History as part of its “OPEN for Interpretation” artist-in-residence program. We’ll explore the American Jewish experience using Hollywood film clips. We’d love suggestions of your favorite scenes. The 1 minute video explains how to participate. (The show opens on Dec 14th so those of you on the east coast, we would love to see you there.)

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I’m looking forward to taking a deep hibernation in the winter after all this activity. My weekends with my family are what kept this whole period sane.

To making soup and forts, and watching leaves turn colors,

Tiffany


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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DIVING INTO DETAILS

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WATCH

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She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry Doc

This documentary came out a while ago and I only recently had the chance to watch it online. It gives great context.

 

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Class Divide Doc

My good friend Mike Farrah was the field producer on this important HBO doc. Highly recommend.

 

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The Americans Series

Also late to the party on this one..but this show is so very good.


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Art, Technology, & Culture Colloquium, UC Berkeley

This whole season

Ken has been organizing this lecture series for 20 years. So many good speakers this season. Check out the whole program here.

 

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Anna Deavere Smith’s “Notes from the Field”

NYC | Now-Dec. 11

Anna is an amazing performer/writer/anthropologist and mentor of mine and I can’t wait to see this show.

 

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Napa Valley Film Festival

Napa | Nov. 9-13

Sumptuous films, wine and food. All in one place.

 

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re:imagine

SF | Oct. 24-30

A city wide conversation about living and dying that draws on art, experience and design.

 

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Homeland Security Art Exhibit

SF | Sep. 10-Dec. 18

A very provocative art installation set in the Presidio by the creators of the previous Ai Weiwei show on Alcatraz.


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Porcelain

by Moby

Moby is one of my favorite sonic landscapes to use in my films. They seem to let your mind think as you listen. This is a great book of his life.

 

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Let There Be Laughter

by Michael Krasny

Let There Be Laughter This book is finally out and perfect for the holidays.

 

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Raising an Entreprenaur

by Margot Machol Bisnow

Always interested in different ideas on raising the next generation.

 

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The Revenge of Analog

by David Sax

As much as I love tech, I love analog. A great book by David Sax.

 

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Conventional Wisdom

by Arthur Drooker

This book is such a terrific collection of photographs and stories of unusual and elelectic communities


EXPLORE

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GenderAvenger

Just saying Gender Avenger makes me smile. Check out this great organization.

 

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Splitopia

As a child of divorce, I am glad there are a lot more sane ways this is happening for families. This is a great resource.


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Fierce Red Lipstick 

You know I love my red lipstick. This is lipstick with a purpose.

 

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Voyager Golden Record

David Pescovitz is set to release the golden albums put on two spacecrafts in 1977 to tell extraterrestrials about our civilization. Perfect.


THINK

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One of our partners for Character Day has launched their Rules of Kindness campaign. Check it out here.

 

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Another one of our Character Day partners, Class Dojo has a amazing five part series of short films about growth mindset for young kids. Check it out here. 

 

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Tech on Politics

Bettina Warburg-Johnson just launched this great podcast. Check it out. 


NEW CHARACTER (EVERY) DAY RESOURCE HUB

If you have not seen our #CharacterDay2016 Highlights, you can check them out here. Also below is our Character (Every) Day Resource hub with over 5,000 curated items that you can sort by (book, film, article, lesson plan, app, game) and by age range.

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“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.”

― William Cullen Bryant

 

Hashtag #CharacterDay2016, and Why You Should Use It on September 22nd

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When I looked for inspiring quotes about the concept of character, I realized that nearly everyone and anyone who has ever been an inspiration to me has talked about the stuff, publicly. From Martin Luther King Jr. to Helen Keller, from Henry Ford to Albert Einstein, they have all defined character as essential to our development….

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Can a Woman Be a Mensch?

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What does the word “mensch” really mean? Of course, everyone knows its connotations of decency, kindness and humility; these are not gendered qualities. Yet in common usage, the word is often applied more to men than to women.

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