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Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way (Home Use Only)

A Film By Donna Zaccaro

86 Minutes

Scene Selection • Closed Captioned

Grades 6-Adult
Item #:GER-1066-H

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Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way
is a feature-length documentary about the life and legacy of the trailblazing woman who made history in 1984 as the first female Vice Presidential nominee on a major party ticket in the United States.

The film profiles Ferraro’s life from an impoverished childhood, the struggles she endured while growing up, and the hurdles she faced and overcame both professionally and personally in order to achieve what no woman had done before.

The primary focus of the film is Ferraro’s public service and political career, from District Attorney in Queens, NY, and later member of Congress, to the emotional night of her Vice Presidential nomination and acceptance speech, along with the tough campaign that followed. Though the Mondale-Ferraro ticket was defeated, the film explores how Ferraro’s landmark nomination and her conduct during that campaign changed the national perception of what was possible for women.

The film features never-before-seen archival footage and stills, intimate interviews with Ferraro, and commentary by many leading political figures, both Democrat and Republican, as well as journalists who covered her campaign.

The film highlights the personal lessons from Ferraro’s life, including the importance of education. balancing work and family, how to build consensus and move into leadership positions, and later, the challenges in her battle against multiple myeloma.

With insider access, former NBC Today producer Donna Zaccaro, created a revealing personal portrait of her mother, a woman who changed the face of American politics forever.



FILM WEBSITE WITH PHOTOS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL:
WWW.FERRAROPAVINGTHEWAY.COM
PBS NEWSHOUR INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER DONNA ZACCARO
Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way (Home Use Only)