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Sandra Day O'Connor:

The First

American Experience 2021⎪112 min


For 191 years, the Supreme Court of the United States was populated only by men. Then, in 1981, came Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.


This intimate and illuminating biography charts O'Connor's remarkable rise to the highest court in the land, explores her decades of nuanced jurisprudence from the bench, and positions her as a critical bridge––between two very different eras for American women and across the nation's ever-widening ideological divide.

Written and Directed by

Michelle Ferrari


Produced by

Connie Honeycutt

Michelle Ferrari


Edited by

Ilya Chaiken


Narrated by

Kate Burton


Original Score by

Nathan Halpern

Based on the book First: Sandra Day O'Connor by Evan Thomas

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