Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB)
June 08, 2017
As a lawyer for 38 years and a documentary filmmaker for 20 years, Sharon Rowen was in a unique position to create a documentary film about gender equity in America. Balancing the Scales delves into the challenges women lawyers have faced historically and still face today, including the additional hurdles faced by women lawyers of color. Many prominent lawyers and judges tell their stories, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Gloria Allred. Through candid and often humorous conversations, the film illustrates how our culture has accepted less than full equality for women and how few women lawyers have really broken the glass ceiling. It explores how the intersectionality of gender and race creates additional challenges, and what we as a society can do about it. “Viewers may be surprised that even women lawyers have to fight for their rights,” says film director Rowen. It features inspiring stories by women lawyers of all ages who work tirelessly to help women and girls worldwide, including Leah Ward Sears, retired chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, and Layli Miller-Muro, founder of the Tahirih Justice Center.
Balancing the Scales will broadcast on more than 260 public television stations nationwide for a two-year period, beginning July 2, 2017. This includes virtually all of the top TV markets in the United States, including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami and Indianapolis. The June 29, 2017 screening at the Core Club in New York will feature Star Jones moderating the panel discussion following the screening.
Balancing the Scales has been screened by national and international corporations, law firms, and organizations. Viewers say Balancing the Scales…