GERALDINE FERRARO: PAVING THE WAY
NYC PREMIERE In 1984, Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro made history when she was tapped by Walter Mondale to be his running mate. As the first-ever female vice-presidential candidate, she became an inspiring symbol, demonstrating that women could and should strive for political leadership. Through interviews and rare archival footage, director Donna Zaccaro, Ferraro’s daughter, reveals the path her mother took into public service, from Queens Country Assistant District Attorney to New York State Congresswoman, how her vice-presidential nomination catalyzed the Democrats – as well as their Republican foes – and how she changed the national perception of what was possible for women, creating a lasting legacy on American politics.
“This profile cuts smartly to the inspiring essence of Ferraro’s 1984 VP run, a watershed moment for female political representation, swaddled in no-nonsense Queens toughness.” – Time Out New York
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