Women are strong and amazing human-beings and one way we express our strength is through Sports. There are so many wonderful role models for young ladies today and you can learn their stories with the ESPN’s Nine for IX Dvd. The film contains stories from such athlete’s as Sheryl Swoops known as the Female Micheal Jordon, rivaling his accomplishments with her own. As one of the first high-profile athletes to come out as being gay, she is not the everyday superstar. Mary Decker a famous runner from the 70′s and 80′s was one of the greatest runners of the 1970s and 80s. Decker set many running records but had a crushing experience in the 1984 Olympics. Branded examines the role sex and sex symbols play in the lives of female athletes, including tennis player Anna Kournikova, who is a pioneer for women athletes who understand that sometimes, sex sells. (details from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_for_IX)
Please note that I was provided with a copy the four disc DVD documentary series about women in sports directed by outstanding female filmmakers and a gift card for my efforts in promoting..
NINE FOR IX FOUR DISC DVD SET, NOW IN STORES
From the award-winning producers of 30 for 30, Nine for IX is an exceptional gift set celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX features nine documentary films about women in sports.
Directed by an extraordinarily diverse group of female filmmakers and executive produced by Jane Rosenthal (co-founder, Tribeca Film Festival) and Robin Roberts (co-anchor, Good Morning America), these critically-acclaimed films highlight Pat Summitt’s remarkable story, Venus Williams fight for equal pay and the 1999 US Women’s World Cup team, among others.
Released by ESPN this month, the four-disc collection includes all nine titles from the Nine for IX series, plus two bonus films!
The films included in the collection are:
- Venus Vs. (Directed by Ava DuVernay)
- Pat XO (Directed by Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern / Produced by Robin Roberts)
- The Diplomat (Directed by Jennifer Arnold and Senain Khesghi)
- Runner (Directed by Shola Lynch)
- No Limits (Directed by Alison Ellwood)
- Branded (Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady)
- Let Them Wear Towels (Directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern)
- Swoopes (Directed by Hannah Storm)
- The ‘99ers (Directed by Erin Leyden / Produced by Julie Foudy)
- Coach (Directed by Bess Kargman; Executive Producer Whoopi Goldberg)
- Abby Head On (Directed by Erin Leyden and Gentry Kirby)
Funny how life brings about a coincidence that we were talking about this very subject of women and equality in sports. My niece wanted to know why there wasn’t a female professional football team or any females on teams like the Chicago Bears. My husband proceeded to say that women would just not be able to physically hold up to the amount of training and extensive hits that men take while on the field.
ESPN Films: Nine for IX GIFT SET Available New on Amazon for Gift Giving for only $25.46
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What do you think about women in sports? Do you watch or do you participate in any women’s sports that you feel that women are inferior over men?
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