WORLD PREMIERE The 1995 Beijing Women’s Conference was a watershed event in the global struggle for women’s rights. Now, on its 20th anniversary, the film MAKERS: Once and For All, dedicated to women’s stories, retraces the suspenseful months leading up to Beijing and the high-stakes drama of the event itself.

Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Michael epstein (LennoNYC, The Battle Over Citizen Kane) team with Emmy-winning filmmaker Dyllan McGee (MAKERS, Gloria: In Her Own Words) and producer Sara Wolitzky to interview women from all over the world who participated. They highlight the wide spectrum of issues women faced across many traditions, religions and economies.

A key question at the time was whether First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton would attend and what she would say. She delivered a simple but radical declaration: If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all.”

For this special presentation of the world premiere, Secretary Clinton will attend to reflect on that historic occasion.

— Thom Powers

Director: Michael Epstein, Dyllan McGee
Producer: Sara Wolitzky
Editor: R.A. Fedde
Music: Joel Goodman
Language: English, with some Arabic, French, Spanish.
Country: USA
Year: 2015