This is not a dream: eighty-five-year old US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg really is a pop culture darling. Millennials across the pond exchange memes with her likeness on a mass scale on social media. Her face adorns t-shirts, mugs, covers, and tattoos with the image of the famous jurist are not isolated incidents. Directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West follow the life of RBG - a small and unassuming woman whose strength lies in courageous, precise, and stunningly accurate statements. Ginsburg devoted her entire career to the painstaking fight against gender discrimination, defending both women and men. She chose precedential cases through which she step-by-step molded legislation and reality. Without her, America would not be the same - and neither would the world.
Before she started her own production company, Better Than Fiction, she spent many years as a producer at NBC News. For her work, she was awarded the Best American Producer on Radio and Television Award. She has made eight documentary films, including The Sturgeon Queens, which won a number of audience awards. She is a professor at Columbia University.
2007 Constantine’s Sword
2014 The Sturgeon Queens
2016 American Veteran
Betsy West is a director and journalist whose has worked as executive producer for the AOL and CBS coproduced documentary on-line project Makers. During her 20-year career as a producer at ABC News, she received the Emmy award and twice won the duPont-Columbia prize. She lectures at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
2016 4%: Film’s Gender Problem
2017 The Lavender Scare