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Donna Zaccaro

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Geraldine Ferraro, Part Two -- Trailblazer. A Conversation with Donna Zaccaro

Our Mothers Ourselves

Our series commemorating the 19th Amendment ends with the second segment on the first female Vice Presidential candidate, Geraldine Anne "Gerry" Ferraro (August 26, 1935 – March 26, 2011). In this conversation with Ferraro's daughter, documentary filmmaker Donna Zaccaro, Katie takes a closer look at Ferraro The Candidate. When Walter Mondale  chose Ferraro as his running mate on the Democratic ticket in 1984, Mondale's campaign got an immediate boost. The mood inside the convention hall was electric. And Ferraro's acceptance speech was dazzling. But she faced a level of scrutiny that her male counterparts simply did not.  Nevertheless, she handled some of those patronizing men -- like then Vice President George Bush during their debate  -- with just the right mix of respect and humility. In the documentary, Paving the Way, produced and directed by Zaccaro, we learn more about Ferraro's feelings about her place in history and her hopes for the generations of women who have followed her. Don't forget to visit us at ourmothersourselves.com. And while you're there, please contribute your word to the mother word cloud.Music composed and performed by Andrea Perry.Artwork by Paula Mangin. (@PaulaBallah)Producer: Alice HudsonIntern: Rosie Manock (@RosieManock)

24mins

6 Sep 2020

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Geraldine Ferraro, Part One – Trailblazer for Kamala Harris. An interview with Donna Zaccaro

Our Mothers Ourselves

Our series commemorating the 19th Amendment continues, with the third and final installment. The subject: Geraldine Anne "Gerry" Ferraro (August 26, 1935 – March 26, 2011)In the first of a  two-part interview with Ferraro's daughter, the filmmaker and producer Donna Zaccaro, Katie explores the late Congresswoman and vice-presidential candidate's early life and first years in Congress. Ferraro was just 48 years old when Walter Mondale chose her as his running mate in the 1984 presidential election.Zaccaro's documentary about her mother, Paving the Way, is a rich portrait of a woman whose hard work and dedication to social justice left a lasting impression on society.You can read Ferraro's speech from the 1984 Democratic National Convention, or watch it on YouTube. Don't forget to visit us at ourmothersourselves.com. And while you're there, please contribute your word to the mother word cloud.Music composed and performed by Andrea Perry.Artwork by Paula Mangin. (@PaulaBallah)Producer: Alice HudsonIntern: Rosie Manock (@RosieManock)

33mins

30 Aug 2020

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Dan Reynolds, Donna Zaccaro (S06E08)

The Work Podcast

Episode Eight of the season celebrates Pride Month, as Michael speaks with Dan Reynolds, of Imagine Dragons fame, about the Love Loud festival and his Don Argott-directed HBO documentary BELIEVER from Live Nation Productions; and with Donna Zaccaro, documentarian and Geraldine Ferraro's daughter, about her new documentary on the fight for marriage equality, TO A MORE PERFECT UNION: US VS WINDSOR.

29 Jun 2018

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Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Blake Jenner, Donna Zaccaro (S06E07)

The Work Podcast

Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons speak with Michael about working with Brett Haley on his new film HEARTS BEAT LOUD; Blake Jenner talks about taking on screenwriting duties for his new film BILLY BOY; and Donna Zaccaro talks about documenting the fight for marriage equality in her new documentary TO A MORE PERFECT UNION: US VS WINDSOR.

22 Jun 2018

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Episode 34: You Need to See It in Order to Be It - Donna Zaccaro

Positively Gotham Gal

Donna Zaccaro is the director of the upcoming documentary film, 'To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor' -- set to have its world premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival this October. This week Donna joined me in conversation to talk about her films, her empowering influences, and a career full of decisive twists and turns that led her to a life that allows for her powerful creative endeavors today.Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free.freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_ElatedFrom the Free Music Archive.CC Attribution 3.0Produced by Rachel James.Positively Gotham Gal is proud to be made in NYC.

27mins

18 Sep 2017