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dir. Betsy West, Julie Cohen / USA / 2018 / 98 min.

Section: Best of Fests


Directors: Betsy West, Julie Cohen

Cinematography: Claudia Raschke

Editing: Carla Gutierrez

Sound: Sean O’Neil, Jim Gilchrist, Mark Maloof, David Williams, Brian Buckley, Scott Osterman, Dustin Berta, Edward Jones 

Music: Miriam Cutler

Producers: Betsy West, Julie Cohen

Production: Better Than Fiction Productions, CNN Films, Participant Media, Storyville Films

World sales: Magnolia Pictures

Language: English


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg has created a breathtaking legal legacy for women’s rights while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. The personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court during a hostile time for women, is revealed in this inspiring and multidimensional portrait. Now 85, Ginsburg refuses to relinquish her passionate duty, continues to have vigorous dissenting opinions and her exercise workouts.

We would like to thank Fundacja TUMULT / EnergaCAMERIMAGE International Film Festival for their support. 


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nomination for Oscar® (Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song), nomination for BAFTA Awards (Best Documentary), Cinema Eye Honors: The Unforgettables, Zurich Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Athens International Film + Video Festival, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival, EnergaCAMERIMAGE, Warsaw Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival (Audience Award for Best Documentary), Wisconsin Film Festival (Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature), Minneapolis St. Paul Int'l Film Festival (Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature)



Betsy West - American producer, director, journalist and academic. She worked as a producer and executive for over two decades at ABC News and received 21 Emmy Awards. In 1998-2005 she worked at CBS News. She is the principal of the production company Storyville Films. In 2007 she joined the faculty of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she is Fred W. Friendly Professor of professional practice in media and society. In 2018 she directed, along with Julie Cohen, “RBG” (2018), a documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Julie Cohen - American director and producer. She graduated from Colgate University. She also holds the MA degrees from Yale Law School and Columbia University, where she is currently the adjunct professor in the documentary programme. In 1998-2007 she worked as a producer at NBC News. Since 2007 she has been the director of the company BetterThanFiction Productions. She has directed and produced documentaries such as “The Sturgeon Queens” (2014), which was screened at over 60 film festivals and won 10 audience awards, and “American Veteran” (2017). “RBG” (2018) is her latest documentary.


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