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We are currently living in one of the greatest periods of social and economic inequality in our nation’s history. Today, the top 0.1% of Americans own as much wealth as the bottom 90%. In 2017 alone, 82% of new wealth created went to the top 1%.
Meanwhile, one in five American children and one in eight American women live in poverty – despite us being one of the wealthiest countries on earth. Increasing inequality has created deep social, economic, and political divides. Clearly the status quo is not working.
The Great American Lie exposes how this inequality is rooted in our beliefs with the cultural pendulum swinging too far towards revering things we consider “masculine,” like individualism, power, and money, at the expense of things we consider “feminine,” like empathy, care, and collaboration.
The Great American Lie premiered at the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival in April, 2019.
We will announce future screenings and ways to see the film here.
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Our films have always inspired passion, catalyzed communities and individuals, and meaningfully contributed to an emerging understanding of the impact of limiting gender norms in US culture. Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In have been seen by millions of people and screened in all 50 states in the US and over 80 countries worldwide. The Great American Lie promises to further grow the conversation in meaningful ways.
THANK YOU TO SUPPORTERS OF OUR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
Marina Berti and Stephen Prough
Lanhee Chai Yung
Susan and Mark Colodny
Joan Dea and Lionel Conacher
Sarah Friar and David Riley
JJ Unlimited Productions
Zem and James Joaquin
Dan Kalafatas and Hadley Mullin
JaMel and Tom Perkins
Gina and Stuart Peterson
Susan and Bob Rosenberg
Roselyne Cissie Swig