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.

The Great American Lie Documentary



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.


Megan Averell

Erin Bagwell

Shannon Barger

Hathaway Barry

Linda Bedell

Marina Berti and Stephen Prough

Jen Brum

Lanhee Chai Yung

Helen Chuang

Ellen Cimino

Susan and Mark Colodny

Jane Cooper

Melissa Cornett

Joan Dea and Lionel Conacher

Camilla Field

Marshall Flores

Sarah Friar and David Riley

Stephanie Gowin

David Grayce

Linda Himelstein

Chelsea Ialeggio

JJ Unlimited Productions

Zem and James Joaquin

Dan Kalafatas and Hadley Mullin

Stacey Keare

Dominique Levy

Alan Malouf

David Maltz

Anna Morfit

Simo Muinonen

Noa Naftali

JaMel and Tom Perkins

Gina and Stuart Peterson

Susan Pritzker

Jen Rees

Tyler Risk

Susan and Bob Rosenberg

Tiffany Rowe

Lisa Rubenstein

Nancy Stephens

Shephard Summers

Roselyne Cissie Swig

Eileen Thau

Connie Tiede

Shelley Vermilya

Amanda Weitman

Jamie Wolf

Katie Wurtz