The Story

The Story

This documentary film is a story about democracy, human rights, and what it means to stand up for your values in America today. On January 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands of women marched on Washington, DC. That same day, hundreds of sister marches took place across the country and around the world. It grew into the largest one-day protest in American history.

Shot on location in five U.S. cities, the film shares firsthand experiences of the day from individual participants.


From marches in Boston, San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Rosa, and Washington D.C., the film explores several individual women’s stories and their motivations to march. For some people, it was their first time marching. For others, it was the continuation of a decades-long fight for human rights, dignity, and justice. For all, it was an opportunity to make their voices heard.


The film also features public figures like Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Gloria Steinem, and Malkia Cyril.

How did the film come about?

During the election, our team talked about working on a film related to politics, social justice, racial justice and equality. In our daily work, our team of creative filmmakers at TrimTab Media help progressive brands and nonprofits tell their stories with video and other online media. We also produce independent documentaries about social and environmental issues that inspire audience to take action.

After the election and as the Women’s March began organizing, we knew we needed to get started right away. We contacted the San Francisco Bay Area Women’s March organizers, and began developing a concept to tell this story. That concept quickly grew to includes stories in Boston, Washington, DC, and beyond. Our team is honored and excited to help share the story of the Women’s March.

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