As the presidential election is getting closer and surveys put both candidates in a tight race, one thing has been clear: issues about women's rights have been at the forefront of many animated debates between the two ends of the political spectrum. This is nothing new.
Maria Finitzo's 5 Girls, an award-winning documentary that closely follows five teenagers in Chicago as they navigate adolescence, will air on WTTW Wednesday night at 10pm.
The film originally aired on PBS' P.O.V. strand, and was praised for its depth and candor by critics, with the Boston Globe stating it revealed a portrait of teenage female life "we've seen little of in mainstream media."
Watch a new video introduction to the 2001 film from director/producer Maria Finitzo below:
On May 19 in Chicago a sneak preview of Kartemquin's in-progress film In the Game will accompany a panel discussion on equality and womens athletics: Women in Sports: The Legacy of Title IX. The event is being organized by the Young Women's Leadership Council of the Chicago Foundation for Women and will take place at Columbia College in Chicago.