Film: After the Vote: The Women Who Changed New York
Dawn Scibilia. "After the Vote: The Women Who Changed New York." New York Women in Film & Television.
Era: Post-Suffrage Era | Media: Film
Filmmaker Dawn Scibilia is at work on a new documentary titled “After the Vote: The Women Who Changed New York.”
The movie, a work in progress, will focus on the women who helped win New York women the vote in 1917 and went on to have a huge impact on New York politics. Here’s more on the documentary’s subject matter from New York Women in Film & Television:
After winning the vote in 1917 many women achieved prominence in mainstream political life, in New York and on a national level, long before the modern feminist movement of the 1960s. During the 1920s and 30s, politically active women were deeply engaged in reorganizing the state government, reforming the city charter and municipal justice system, creating low-income housing, establishing maternity and infant care, advancing women’s legal and reproductive rights, restricting child labor, and creating a minimum wage.
Scibilia is collecting donations here to help finish the documentary.
Watch a trailer for the work-in-progress film here: