Friday, February 12, 2010

Feminist Film about First Female President: Mon, 3/15, 8pm

I had the pleasure of watching a screening of the film at Women's Media Center, followed by a discussion with the makers of the film.  I highly recommend the film to everyone - not only parents of daughters.  Amy Sewell, the maker of Mad, Hot Ballroom, works her magic again on this film.  I have been blessed to know her personally, and she is just as kind, generous and sweet as she is talented.

Jerin Alam
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force
NOW – NYS Young Feminist Task Force Co-Chair
National Organization for Women (NOW)

NYC Media will air WHAT’S YOUR POINT, HONEY? on NYC life (Channel 25) on Monday, March 15th at 8 pm. Encores will happen on Tuesday, March 16th at 2 am, Friday, March 19th at 12:30 pm and Saturday, March 20th at 8 am.
What’s Your Point, Honey? – a documentary film about how young women view themselves in today’s political world – will make its broadcast debut on NYC life (Channel 25) on Monday, March 15 at 8pm in celebration of Women’s History Month. NYC life is part of the official television network of the City of New York.
Since the 2008 presidential election as the nation discussed when a woman would be elected president, New York filmmakers Amy Sewell (Mad Hot Ballroom) and Susan Toffler (The Cost of Living) decided to take the discussion about the current social and political status of the women’s movement to the next level by looking to a new generation of young women.
What’s Your Point, Honey? follows seven diverse young women, who aspire to one day lead the country and were placed in high-powered summer internships in various professions and industries in New York City by a Cosmo!Girl magazine "contest" called Project 2024. The plan is that by the year 2024, these young women will grace the presidential debate podiums.
What’s Your Point, Honey? puts a face on the leadership and possibilities coming down the pipeline for young women while revealing the obstacles they still face today. Two other age groups, teens and tweens, weave in and out of the story to add their generations' take on the topic.

Three study guides accompany the documentary -- College Study Guide // Middle and High School Study Guide // Viewers Guide (for the general audience), and can be downloaded from ‘honey stuff’ section of
Following the debut on NYC life on March 15, additional encores of the film will air on Tuesday, March 16 at 2 am, Friday, March 19 at 12:30 pm and Saturday, March 20 at 8 am. Check for local cable and satellite listings. 

Marybeth Ihle
Press Associate
Phone: 212-669-7742

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