14 Women (2007)
When the historic 109th Congress convened the number of women in the Senate increased to an unprecedented 14. Now, their struggle to balance family and politics is chronicled in this heartwarming look at the most powerful women in America. A story of perseverance and poise, 14 Women will inspire and uplift audiences of all ages!
Between 1789 and 2006, only 35 of the 1,875 people who were elected to serve in the United States Senate were women. Director Mary Lambert and producers Nicole Boxer and Sharon Oreck profile these women who've risen to the highest echelons of power and service in America in this documentary that focuses on senators Elizabeth Dole, Barbara Boxer, Maria Cantwell, Susan Collins, Dianne Feinstein, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln, Barbara Mikulski, Lisa Murkowski, Patty Murray, Olympia Snowe, Debbie Stabenow and Hillary Clinton. Narrated by Annette Bening,
14 Women is framed with questions aimed at schoolchildren about the American government and moves briskly between vignettes of the various senators.