Liz Roman Gallese's award-winning documentary, Women of '69, Unboxed, received a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant through the Art Works program, as well as support from leading foundations. The film looks at 1969 graduates from a former women's college--same year as Hillary Clinton--reflecting on lives shaped by the unprecedented societal upheavals of the 1960s. The women speak against the backdrop of their highly creative senior portraits that they had placed, unbound and unnumbered, in the spirit of the times, into a "Yearbox" rather than a conventional yearbook. Gallese served as executive producer, and produced with NYC filmmakers Jane Startz and Peter Barton. The film won awards for Best Documentary in 2015 at the Queens World and NYC Independent film festivals, as well as an audience award at Woods Hole. It screened at venues such as the JFK Presidential Library and Chautauqua, and has had a robust run on public television. Major PBS affiliates in NYC, LA, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, and Buffalo/Toronto, among others, aired the program in prime-time, as did WORLD Channel. Earlier in her career, Gallese reported and wrote for The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, and leading consumer and business magazines.
Women of '69, Unboxed
Documentary by Groundswell, Inc. Executive Producer/Producer A 1969 class at a women's college reflects 45 years later on lives shaped by the unprecedented societal changes of the 1960s.