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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

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Mabel Vernon
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Ida Wells-Barnett
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Woman on Street
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Emily Leighton
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Nancy Barkin
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Alice Paul and the women of the 1917 Women's Suffrage movement fight for future generations right to vote and run for office. Sacrificing their health, marriages and the limited amount of freedom they had, women were imprisoned and force fed after picketing and hunger-striking against war-time president, Woodrow Wilson; but survived to see the results of their efforts. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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15 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Alice Paul - Der Weg ins Licht  »

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For the hunger strike scenes Hilary Swank chose to eat very little and shed several pounds. See more »

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Despite what is portrayed in the movie, Carrie Chapman Catt never reconciled with Alice Paul. They remained rivals in the feminist movement for the rest of their lives. See more »

Quotes

Emily Leighton: I really don't follow politics, Ms. Burns. I haven't the head for it.
Lucy Burns: We're citizens or we're chattle: you don't really need a degree from Harvard to figure that out.
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Featured in 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) See more »

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Gymnopedie No. 1
Written by Erik Satie
Performed by Jeff Lass
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Women should view
17 October 2004 | by (Toms River, NJ) – See all my reviews

I just viewed this film and was very moved by the story and the performances. Hillary Swank was excellent as Alice and brought a believability to the character which the history books cannot convey.

All women should view this film, especially those who choose not to vote. While I have always exercised my right to vote, I did not realize what sacrifices were made so that I would have that right. Viewing this film should be part of American History classes. I don't remember ever reading about this in my history class. What perfect timing to have it air before this very important election.It reminds us that most freedoms that we enjoy are only won after much fierce determination, sacrifice, and overcoming overwhelming odds.


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