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Football and feminism collide in this feature documentary that follows two former NFL cheerleaders who file class-action lawsuits against their teams and the league alleging wage theft and illegal employment practices. After more than 50 years of pervasive silence, these young women expose the gender inequality at the heart of America’s favorite pastime, while facing exile from their communities and the job they love. Their fight is a microcosm of the battle women wage across all industries today.

 
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Defiant... Persuasive
— Variety
Speaks to the ways in which all feminine labor is devalued in society
— Jezebel
Sparks conversations
about equality
— Newsweek
Makes a strong impact
— POV Magazine
Must-see
— Now Magazine
One powerfully complex
narrative
— The Shadow League
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Upcoming Screenings


BUFFALO INT’L FILM FESTIVAL

Friday, October 11th • 7:30 PM
North Park Theatre


HEARTLAND INT’L FILM FESTIVAL

Sunday, October 13th • 7:15 PM
Thursday, October 17th • 7:30 PM
AMC Traders Point Theater 7


NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL

Saturday, October 19th • 6:00 PM
Wednesday, October 23rd • 1:30 PM
Blue Orleans Theater


MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL

Sunday, October 20th • 10:00 AM
Wednesday, October 30th • 6:00 PM
Thursday, October 31st • 2:30 PM


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Filmmakers

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YU GU

Director/Producer/
Cinematographer

Yu Gu is a multinational filmmaker and visual artist born in China and raised in Canada. She co-directed/produced the Slamdance feature documentary, WHO IS ARTHUR CHU? Broadcast on PBS' Emmy Award-winning series America Reframed, it's now available on all digital platforms. Her filmmaking practice is supported by Firelight Media, Sundance Institute, Film Independent and Tribeca Film Institute. 

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ELIZABETH AI

Producer/Writer

Elizabeth Ai writes and produces narrative and documentary content for companies such as VICE, ESPN, and Nat Geo, including two pilots for VICE MUNCHIES that went to series. She produced the feature documentary DIRTY HANDS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DAVID CHOE (dir. Harry Kim). She is currently directing and producing IN THE SHADOWS OF THE HILLS, a longitudinal documentary about indigenous Black Hmong tribe women in the foothills of Sapa, Vietnam.

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JIN YOO-KIM

Co-Producer

Jin Yoo-Kim is a Korean American filmmaker hailing from Bolivia. She is currently producing MANZANAR DIVERTED (dir. Ann Kaneko) a feature documentary that expands the story of Manzanar, following Native Americans, Japanese American incarcerees and ranchers fighting for land and water rights in Payahunadu. Jin was a Firelight Media Impact Producing Fellow.

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VICTORIA CHALK

Editor

Victoria Chalk is a British-Chinese film editor with over 10 years of post-production experience, and is currently an editor on the PBS series ASIAN AMERICANS. She edited PJ Raval’s feature documentary CALL HER GANDA (Tribeca 2018, POV). Victoria is the 2019 Karen Schmeer Editing Fellow and is a core member of A-DOC, the Asian American Documentary Network.

ORGANIZATIONS & RESOURCES

 

Better Brave

BetterBrave combats sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in the workplace by empowering targets and allies with the necessary resources and tools.

National Women's Law Center

Advocates, experts, and lawyers who fight for gender justice, taking on issues that are central to the lives of women and girls.

 

Alliance for Girls

It’s all about enabling girls with the power to learn, to be seen, to be heard, to be understood and to make a difference.

Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams

The partners of Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams take action to hold employers and other institutions accountable for violating clients rights.

 
 

Erie County Commission on the Status of Women

Connects women with the resources they need to reach their full potential and recommends measures to coordinate, consolidate or expand the resources and services available to women.

 
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