IF WOMEN RULED THE WORLD

A Washington Dinner Party

IF WOMEN RULED THE WORLD / FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

“Powerful… Historic… Thought-provoking… Fascinating… Important… Profound.”
—Melba Tomeo, School Library Journal

If Women Ruled the World features an historic dinner on Capitol Hill intercut with background profiles and vignettes that dramatize the issues and provide historical context. The film recounts the personal experiences of celebrated women in politics, the military, media, and the arts, to clarify how much gender roles have and haven’t been changing and what the lessons are for the future.

FEATURES

  • Louise Arbour (Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal)
  • Kim Campbell (first and only woman prime minister of Canada)
  • Ling Chai (Chinese dissident), Kim Chernin (eating disorders expert)
  • Eleanor Clift (Newsweek correspondent)
  • Chitra Divakaruni (novelist)
  • Helen Fisher (biological anthropologist)
  • Betty Friedan (feminist pioneer)
  • Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
  • Frances Kaiser (Texas sheriff)
  • General Claudia Kennedy
  • Sandra Day O’Connor (Supreme Court Judge)
  • Mary Ourisman (philanthropist)
  • Elaina Richardson (Editor of Elle magazine)
  • Faith Ringgold (artist)
  • Wendy Shalit (postfeminist author)
  • Judith Shapiro (Barnard College President)
  • Ruth Simmons (Brown University President)
  • Alek Wek (fashion model)

ALSO INCLUDES

  • Madeleine Albright (Secretary of State)
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Judge)
  • Jane Goodall (primatologist)
  • Angelina Jolie (actor)
  • Mary Matalin (political consultant)
  • Andrea Mitchell (NBC News reporter}
  • H.M. Queen Noor
  • Sally Quinn (journalist)
  • Mamphela Ramphele (Managing Director, World Bank)
  • Janet Reno (U.S. Attorney General)
  • Martha Stewart (media mogul)
  • Liv Ullmann (actor)