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To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor
Directed by
Donna Zaccaro

USA / 2017 / 63
World Premiere

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Donna Zaccaro
To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor tells a story of love, marriage and a fight for equality. The film chronicles unlikely heroes — octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, on their quest for justice: Upon the death of her spouse, Edie had been forced to pay a huge estate tax because the federal government denied federal benefits to same-sex couples — and Edie's spouse was a woman. Deeply offended by this disregard for her more than forty-year relationship with the love of her life, Edie decided to sue the United States government — and won. Beyond the story of this pivotal case in the marriage equality movement and the compelling personal, legal and political stories behind it, the film also tells the important story of our continued journey as a people, as a culture, and as citizens with equal rights.
Donna Zaccaro is a documentary filmmaker and founder and President of Dazzling Media and Ferrodonna Features Inc. Both are New York-based media production companies one for profit and the other nonprofit -- with a mission of producing films about women, women's issues and social justice issues. Donna served as the director and producer of Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way, a critically-acclaimed documentary about the political trailblazer. Her latest film, To A More Perfect Union: US v. Windsor, focuses on the stories behind the pivotal case in the marriage equality movement and won the Accolade Global Film Competition's Award of Excellence for Documentary Feature and Woman Filmmakers.

Previously, Donna was a longtime, award-winning producer for the Today show at NBC News. She has also worked in other industries including politics, public affairs marketing and communications, and began her career in investment banking.

Donna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and an MBA in General Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Cast/Featuring: Roberta Kaplan, Edie Windsor, Jeff Toobin, Lillian Faderman, Rosie O'Donnell
Executive Producer(s): Donna Zaccaro
Producer(s): Donna Zaccaro, Paula Heredia
Director(s): Donna Zaccaro
Screenwriter(s): Donna Zaccaro
Cinematographer(s): Jim Sicile
Editor(s): Paula Heredia
Composer(s)/Music: Wendy Blackstone
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