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Attending Harvard Law School as a first-year student in 1956, Ruth Bader Ginsburg must overcome more than most. Not only is she forced to justify her chosen career to the Dean, but as one of the few females in the class she encounters discrimination at every turn, from the absence of women’s toilets to being mocked for her contributions. Despite Ruth’s outstanding performance in her studies, no firm will take her because of her sex and so she decides to take up a teaching position. As she foregoes her own dreams to educate and inspire the next generation of lawyers, in 1970 she is presented with a case of apparent gender discrimination which she believes she can win, and with support from her teenage daughter embarks upon arguing for a landmark case in gender equality law. ‘On the Basis of Sex’ is a stirring portrayal of a trailblazing woman who defied expectations to change the course of history for women’s rights, becoming only the second female Justice to serve on the US Supreme Court.
A film guide that looks at On the Basis of Sex (2018), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Sharp American drama telling the true story of a 1973 match that changed the perception of women’s tennis.
11+ years 121 mins
True-life drama about The Washington Post’s fight to publish a series of documents proving a government cover-up on the reality of The Vietnam War.
14+ years 116 mins
Heartening drama based on the true story of three African American women who rose through the ranks of NASA during the Civil Rights era.
11+ years 127 mins
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Celebrate International Women’s Day by delving into the amazing female-fronted and female-made stories to look out for in 2019.
Reading time 7 mins
We explore gender equality, legal struggles and perseverance in the face of adversity in the uplifting Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic for its DVD release.
Reading time 4 mins
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