UNLADYLIKE2020 Feature Films Women and the Vote


Virtual World Premiere

Following the film, watch a recorded discussion with directors Charlotte Mangin and Sandra Rattley.

An exciting sampling of the ambitious PBS American Masters multi-platform series that profiles over 200 women, UNLADYLIKE2020 calls into question American history as we know it, reaching back to the dawn of the twentieth century to recognize unsung female leaders and trailblazers. Upending expectations and challenging the definition of womanhood, these “first women” found themselves at the forefront of progressive movements, organizing campaigns and leading paths to cultural change. Female historians share the names and stories of five of these pioneers: Martha Hughes Cannon, Jovita Idár, Jeannette Rankin, Mary Church Terrell and Zitkála-Šá. Their profound and extraordinary achievements in government, suffrage and civil rights, largely taken for granted by history, underscore the importance of continuously revisiting and revising the historical record to include the contributions of women and women of color. The inspiring battles that they waged in the name of equality continue to be fought by women today.
–Malin Kan

Charlotte Mangin is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has spent her 20-year career creating historical and public affairs documentaries for PBS and National Geographic Television. She was the Series Producer for PBS’s AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS and served as Interim Executive Director of the nonprofit media organization Futuro Media.

Sandra Rattley has been Executive Producer of seminal documentary series including the Peabody-winning WADE IN THE WATER and MAKING THE MUSIC. She currently serves as Executive Producer at Futuro Media. A former VP for Cultural Programming at NPR, she consults for Black Public Media, Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation and Howard University.

Charlotte Mangin
Unladylike Productions LLC


Country: USA

Year: 2020

Directors: Charlotte Mangin, Sandra Rattley

Screenwriters: Charlotte Mangin, Sandra Rattley

Producers: Charlotte Mangin, Sandra Rattley

Executive Producers: Charlotte Mangin, Sandra Rattley

Directors of Photography: Matt Crum, Bryan Gibel, Briana Johnson, Rafi Launda, Barbie Leung, Sidney Unga, Brett Willey, Zach Wood

Editor: Virginie Danglades

Production Designer: Amelie Chabannes

Music: Toni Romiti

Running Time (minutes): 52 MIN

Language: English