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The Founders

  • 91 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Charlene Fisk, Carrie Schrader
  • Cast: Marilynn Smith, Shirley Spork, Louise Suggs, Marlene Bauer Vossier

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‘They’re athletes but they’re beautiful!’

Such was the line of persuasion in 1950s America on behalf of female golfers struggling to draw the kind of audiences their male counterparts attracted. Rather than settle for being a novelty on the circuit, the titular founders established the Ladies Professional Golf Association, fighting for equal pay in a sport that had marginalised women. Directors Charlene Fisk and Carrie Schrader combine archive footage and fascinating interviews with the remaining founders to tell an inspirational story of athletic achievement, activism and solidarity.

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