This year marks the 20th anniversary of the UN’s 1995 World Conference on Women in Beijing, where more than 47,000 activists and leaders from around the world came together to discuss the advancement of women in the 21st century. It was the largest gathering of women’s advocates in history.

Over the course of two weeks, thousands of stories were shared, a landmark international agreement was reached and as a result, millions of women’s lives were changed around the globe.

To honor this historical moment and reignite momentum for further change, MAKERS, the team who brought us the award-winning film Women Who Make America, presents Once and for All, a feature documentary that tells the story of the “watershed event in the global struggle for women’s rights.”

With never before seen interviews and archival footage, the film chronicles the months leading up to the event, its lasting impact, and the unfinished business that still lays ahead in achieving women’s equality on a global scale.

The film will premiere on this November, but in the meantime, check out this just released 1-minute trailer.


Directed by: Michael Epstein, Dyllan McGee

Written by: Michael Epstein

Produced by: Sara Wolitzky

Executive Producer: Dyllan McGee