Filmmaker: Sarah Moshman
Runtime: 99 minutes
The Empowerment Project is the incredible journey of a crew of female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women to go after their career ambitions. Traveling over 7,000 miles from Los Angeles to New York over the course of 30 days, the documentary spotlights 17 positive and powerful women leaders across a variety of lifestyles and industries. In celebration of the all-female focus in front of and behind the camera, the filmmakers turned the cameras on themselves, capturing their transformational journey. The film challenges the audience to ask themselves, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid to fail?”
About the Filmmaker
Sarah Moshman is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and TEDx speaker whose work has been featured on Upworthy, Marie Claire, CNN, and Good Morning America. After directing two short documentaries about female empowerment in young women, (Girls Rock! Chicago (2010) and Growing up Strong: Girls on the Run (2012)) she set out to direct and produce her first feature documentary The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things (2014) which has been screened over 350 times around the US and around the world in schools, groups, organizations and corporations starting conversations about gender equality. With Indieflix as the distributor, the film has been sponsored by major brands like Nordstrom, American Girl and Microsoft to spread this important message far and wide. Sarah’s second feature documentary, Losing Sight of Shore follows the incredible journey of four women who rowed across the Pacific Ocean which will be released globally in Spring 2017. Sarah is dedicated to telling stories that uplift and inspire as well as showcase strong female role models on screen.