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  • ISBN: 9781608838738
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
pt. 1. Awakening / written and produced by Barak Goodman ; co-produced by Jamila Ephron -- pt. 2. Changing the world / written and produced by Barak Goodman ; co-produced by Jamila Ephron -- pt. 3. Charting a new course / written and produced by Barak Goodman, Pamela Mason Wagner ; co-produced by Jamila Ephron.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editors, Ilya Chaiken, Pamela Scott Arnold ; cinematography, Stephen McCarthy ... [et al.] ; original music, Miriam Cutler ... [et al.] ; for Kunhart McGee Productions & Storyville Films, producers Sara Wolitzky, Talleah Bridges McMahon ; for WETA, executive producer, Dalton Delan.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Meryl Streep.
Summary, etc.:
Women Who Make America tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy in the last 50 years. It's a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. MAKERS brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success. Trailblazing women like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Linda Alvarado share their memories, as do countless women who challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine. MAKERS captures with music, humor, and the voices of the women who lived through these turbulent times the dizzying joy, aching frustration, and ultimate triumph of a movement that turned America upside-down.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV-PG.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Language Note:
Subject: Women in public life > United States.
Women > Political activity > United States.
Feminism > United States.
Genre: Educational television programs.
Historical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Television series.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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