THE VOTE Episodic Women and the Vote


Virtual World Premiere

Following the film, watch a recorded discussion with director Michelle Ferrari and subject Martha Jones.

Two episodes screening June 18 through June 21

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, this PBS American Experience documentary is a comprehensive and captivating look at the arduous 72-year struggle that culminated in permanently enfranchising women with the right to vote. Bringing to life the incredible suffragists who led this movement and the difficult path that they tread – one rife with infighting, splintered in radicalism and marred by complex alliances – this important historical documentary is a fascinating look at issues that would become near-universal to major progressive social and political movements. Their strategies, means of mobilizing, protests and demonstrations would create a framework of necessary persistence. Though many would not live to see their efforts rewarded, the ramifications of this fight affirm voting as a right that is integral to democracy.
–Malin Kan

Michelle Ferrari (Writer, Producer, Director) has created innovative, critically acclaimed
documentaries for two decades. Her work has been seen on PBS and HBO and at film festivals nationwide and has garnered honors from the Writers Guild of America, the Western Writers Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Sundance Film Festival and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Alexa Miguel
WGBH Educational Foundation
[email protected]


Country: USA

Year: 2020

Director: Michelle Ferrari

Screenwriter: Michelle Ferrari

Producers: Connie Honeycutt, Michelle Ferrari

Executive Producers: Mark Samels, Susan Bellows

Director of Photography: Rafael De La Uz

Editors: Ilya Chaiken, Nancy Novack

Music: Nathan Halpern

Featuring: Voices: Patricia Clarkson, Audra Mcdonald, Mae Whitman, Laura Linney

Running Time (minutes): 230 MIN

Language: English