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How does a person with three strikes against her rise to the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court? How did this happen despite closed doors and legal and social barriers facing Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the 1950’s? Who made this possible? What personal, social and political forces intersected to make this happen? The film tells the improbable story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who couldn’t get a job despite graduating at the top of her law school class and making Law Review at Harvard and Columbia Law Schools, became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. It reveals both the public and private sides of a resilient, resourceful woman who survived the

Running Time: 89 min.
Subject(s): Activism, American History, Arts and Culture, Creative, Current Affairs, Diversity, Education, Family, Gender, History, Human Rights, Humor, Jewish Studies, Law and Justice, Military, Personal Story, Politics, Senior Citizenship, Social Justice, Women, Youth
Language(s): English
Subtitles: English
Director(s):
Producer(s): Freida Lee Mock
Cinematographer: Jon Shenk, Erich Roland, Don Lenzer, Rob Rainey
Editor(s): M.A. Golan
Production Company: Sanders & Mock Productions / American Film Foundation

Festival Participation

  • AFI DOCS - 2019
  • Hawaii International Film Festival - 2019
  • Napa Valley Film Festival - 2019
  • Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  • Mill Valley Film Festival - 2020
  • The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival - 2020

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