How did we get from Jackie Kennedy to Melania Trump? A "desktop documentary" video essay on US First Ladies of the past six decades. Inspired by the movie JACKIE by Pablo Larrain starring Natalie Portman. Commissioned by the 2017 International Film Festival Rotterdam.
This desktop documentary navigates through a series of online clips to show how different First Ladies performed the role differently, reflecting how the expectations for an "ideal" First Lady changed over the past six decades. It also shows the role that the media plays in shaping the ever-changing perceptions of First Ladies over the past 60 years.