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.
- Read more from the Women’s Media Center at: Women’s History Spotlight: Jeannette Rankin.
- Read “One Singular Sensation,” an article about the film published in Bust magazine.
- Watch the film trailer.