New film tells story of Jeanette Rankin


Jeannette Rankin of Montana was the first woman elected to the House of Representatives and the only representative to vote against U.S. involvement in both World Wars.

Now director Kamala Lopez uses film to tell the story of this women, who bridged the suffrage, civil liberties, anti-war and women’s movements of 20th centuryAmerica.

The film, titled “A Single Woman,” begins in 1972, when Rankin is 92 years old and vigorously engaged in Second Wave Feminism as well as the anti-war movement. Featuring music by Joni Mitchell, it moves backward in time through her years working as the first U.S. Congresswoman, peace lobbyist, suffragist and labor advocate.

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