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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

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

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During the scene where the women discuss the US entering WWI while at a restaurant, Lucy is shown from behind gesturing with her fork in her hand. When the shot switches to in front of her, her hand hasn't changed positions but the fork is no longer there. See more »

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Lucy Burns: Don't you ever want to get married?
Alice Paul: I'm busy that day.
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See it with your daughter!
6 March 2004 | by (Silver Spring, MD) – See all my reviews

The story of the women's suffrage movement in America during the period 1912- 1920 moves along crisply, and the acting is of high caliber. This is not your grandmother's civil rights history; it is contemporary, relevant and occasionally funny. These are powerful, intelligent women who launch a quixotic campaign

to win voting rights against the opposition of most men, including President

Wilson, and not a few women. Set against a historical background that includes Prohibition and the outbreak of World War I, the film doesn't shy away from

tough subjects -- the human rights abuses committed against the movement's

leaders are depicted graphically and would not be suitable for young viewers. The 2000 Presidential election was a wake-up call about the need to exercise

our constitutional rights. This film reminds us never to take those rights for granted.


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