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How Rejection Can Inspire Great Movements: The Story of Makers

Dyllan McGee wanted to make a documentary about Gloria Steinem. Steinem said no. That rejection launched Makers, a comprehensive video project documenting the entire women’s movement.


McGee wanted to make a film about the life of 1960s radical journalist and feminist icon Gloria Steinem. “Gloria very quickly said you can’t tell the story of the women’s movement through one person—which I took as a ‘no’,” McGee, founder and executive producer of MAKERS, told Fast Company, “So we went back to the drawing board.”

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