"I look at women as a majority who are often treated as a minority—and that's just appalling to me," says Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. That's why the acclaimed photographer/filmmaker has dedicated his newest project—the next in his list series, which also includes The Black List and The Latino List—to women.
The Women's List, Greenfield-Sanders' most recent documentary, airing on PBS' American Masters on September 25, tells the story of the American woman through the experiences of 15 history makers. Many of Greenfield-Sanders' films have been well-timed ("Maybe I see the future," he jokes): The Black List debuted in 2008, shortly before President Barack Obama was elected, and 2013's The Out List, about LGBTQ people, premiered the day after two major Supreme Court rulings on gay rights. Now, with women running for the Republican and Democratic nominations for president, and consciousness about gender equality at an all-time high, The Women's List is similarly on point. As Greenfield-Sanders says, "This is very much a moment for women."