“RBG” is a must-see documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Over the weekend, I saw of the movie “RBG”. It’s a documentary which focuses on the history of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s rise to her current position in the justice system, focusing on her advocating for women’s rights which led to a fan-base who dubs her as “The Notorious RBG”.

“RBG” should be shown in history classes everywhere

As an adult, and a mother to a daughter, I am passionate about women’s rights. I wish I had the same interest for it when I was younger. Thankfully, documentaries such as “RBG” provide both insight and a history lesson most of us may have overlooked. If I learned more about the fight for women’s rights when I was younger, I may have chosen a different career path. I’m hoping this movie will inspire girls the way it’s moved me.

“RBG” teaches resilience

Justice Ginsburg mid workout routine in RBG, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

“RBG” delves into Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s early life, touching on the importance of education and values instilled in her by her mother, who she lost early on. The film focuses on RBG’s resilience, dedication to work, love for her husband and family and how she overcame health issues (cancer, a heart operation) while achieving career goals.

Justice for all

A scene from RBG, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Several cases are highlighted, as well as her strategy for defending men in certain cases in order to build an argument for future cases for equal rights for women. She saw the big picture, and got closer to it, case by case.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg was a force in the courtroom. I love how when said, “I did see myself as a kindergarten teacher back in those days, because the judges didn’t think sex discrimination existed.”

RBG is my hero

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in RBG, directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen. Courtesy of CNN Films.

I admire what an independent and thought-provoking person she is, and her passion for equality and women’s rights. I love how she can silence a room with her powerful words and stays true to who she is.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg is a trailblazer, a change-maker, and a force to be reckoned with. This documentary is just a glimpse of what she’s accomplished, and I look forward to keeping track of what’s to come.

RBG – Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Directed By Betsy West and Julie Cohen

Featuring Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem and Nina Totenberg

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg ‘s exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

97 Minutes

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a member of the media to watch this movie. No monetary compensation was exchanged for this post. All opinions are honest and 100% my own.