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Heather Booth: Changing the World
A film by Lilly Rivlin
US, 2016, 62 minutes, Color/BW, DVD
Order No. W17119

Heather Booth is the most influential person you never heard of. The newest film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Rivlin, HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD is an urgent response to the recent change in administration. At a time when many are wondering how to make their voices heard, when civil and women's rights are under attack, this empowering documentary is an inspiring look at how social change happens.

Heather Booth, a renowned organizer and activist, began her remarkable career at the height of the Civil Rights movement. Through her life and work this inspiring film explores many of the most pivotal moments in progressive movements that altered our history over the last fifty years: from her involvement with Fannie Lou Hamer and the Freedom Summer Project, to her founding of the JANE Underground in 1964, to her personal relationships with respected leaders such as Julian Bond and Senator Elizabeth Warren.

HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD blends interviews, from close friends, clients, political colleagues and current Midwest Academy students to explore Heather’s legacy in progressive politics and organizing. Anyone who has been confused or disheartened by the recent election needs to see this film.

For pre-orders, please contact orders@wmm.com.


  • Sarasota Film Festival
  • Through Women’s Eyes Film Festival
  • Denver Film Festival
  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

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    "Heather Booth has had a lifetime commitment to social justice organizing which she does superbly. If there is a difficult job to do, call Heather!"
    Julian Bond
    Activist, former Chairman of the NAACP

    "When somebody says to you, You can’t get anything done in Washington, I don’t know why you try’…Just say, Thank you Heather."
    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    "The movie's a call to action…watching and listening will give you much needed courage… There is not an uninteresting minute in all of the 60."
    James van Maanen

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