For July's StoryCode NYC Forum we are excited to present a screening of Women Who March, behind-the-scenes documentary following the making of the historic Women's March on Washington. Produced by CNN Digital Labs & CNNPolitics.
You've heard about the historic Women's March on Washington, a demonstration that filled the streets of the nation's capitol, & brought millions out in protest across the country, & around the world following President Trumps inauguration. It started as a Facebook post & it sparked a movement.
The message of the march was unequivocal: female leadership in America is alive, well & vigilant & women who come from some of the most marginalized groups in society are leading the charge. With behind-the-scenes access, CNN documents the making of themarch from its early days & follows its leaders. From a Chicana woman from a mixed-status immigrant family, to a Muslim-American activist in a headscarf, these are the women behind whats been heralded as the biggest political protest in American history.
Contessa Gayles, ProducerContessa is a New York City-based video producer & documentary filmmaker. Shes covered race, gender & economic inequality, health care, politics, tech, education, money & the music industry. She earned her B.A. from Columbia University, & an M.A. in Journalismat New York University, with a concentration in documentary film. Her thesis documentary, School of Yoga, screened at the 2015 DOC NYC film festival & her PBS NewsHour feature on women's political empowerment in Senegal was awarded the 2015 National Mark of Excellence Award by the Society of Professional Journalists. Shes currently a digital video Producer for CNN, where her work includes the Emmy-nominated Hunger Games:Feeding America's Most Vulnerable Children, & the Gracie & Eppy Award-winning Revenge Porn: The Cyberwar Against Women.
Stephany Cardet, Senior UI/UX Developer-Designer Stephany is a hybrid developer & designer living in New York, NY. She graduated from the Academy of Art University with a MFA in Web Design & New Media. Stephany began her career at a web boutique, Firefall Pro, & now works at CNN coding & designing journalisticspecials & longforms.