Winnie, the daughter of a steel worker and a teacher lives in Gage Park, a Chicago neighborhood that is changing from white to black. Her family struggles with racism, inflation and a threatened strike, as Winnie learns what it means to grow up white, working class, and female.
The film was created by Kartemquin collective members Suzanne Davenport, Greg Grieco, Betsy Martens, Gordon Quinn, Teena Weeb, Jerry Blumenthal, Sue Delson, Sharon Karp, Peter Kuttner, Mike McLoughlin, and Richard Schmiechen.
Winnie Wright, Age 11 is available on DVD as part of The Kartemquin Collection, Volume 4: The Collective Years.
Original 16mm print restored in 2011 thanks to a National Film Preservation Foundation grant.