Suffrage


Music: Shut Your Mouth by Garbage
Length: 3:37 min
Created: December 2007
Summary: This video is for the TV movie Iron Jawed Angels. Great cast, including Angelica Huston, Hilary Swank, Frances O'Connor, Julia Ormond and Grey's Anatomy's Patrick Dempsey. The movie shows American women's struggle to get the right to vote - pretty tough. They hounded senators, petitioned the president, held rallies, held a parade that started a riot, picketed a war-time president, got arrested for their tactics & finally (after their prison hunger strike hit the press) won women the right to vote! It's hard to believe, but this isn't that old of a part of our history - women got the right to vote in the US in 1920 (a mere 87 years ago!) That means that there are still women alive today who, in their lifetime, were not allowed to vote. So watch this video, see the movie, and appreciate what those women sacrificed so that you could cast your ballot on election day. Oh yeah, and one more thing, GO OUT THERE & VOTE!!!
Program: Edited in WMM.
Source Material: Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
HBO Films.
Note: Here's a copy of the movie trailer for you to download, just incase you want to get a better idea of what happens in the movie.
Honors:
Recd by loukasenna (9/2010), Challenge Honorable Mention (EPMVA), Featured at Vidders.net (1/2010), Recd by Marymo (2/2010), Recd by giandujakiss (2/2010)
X-posted at halfamoon

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