This film tells the story of five women of different skin tones, age and occupation. Ani DiFranco is a well-known singer. Her album, which expresses her experience and feelings as a woman, has sold millions of copies worldwide. At the age of nineteen, DiFranco had already set up her own independent record company and made her mark as a talented singer without the help of any major record company. Linda Finney and Julie Brunzell are both police officers and poets living in Minneapolis. They are as serious about their social activities for women and children as they are about upholding the law. Artist, Myrtel Stedman is considered the ‘living treasure of Santa Fe’. In the 1930s, she had designed locally unique brick houses in the Santa Fe plains. At the age of 92, she continues to work with eyes that continue to shine. Their brilliance stand proof to her impressive life.
In this documentary, the great storyteller is actually Jimmie Woodruff, who used to work as a housemaid at the filmmaker’s home, and became the inspiration to this film. Her strong willpower and wit has given her the strength to endure a life filled with hardship. Just the music of DiFranco itself makes this film worth seeing.
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Linda Duvoisin has been an independent producer/director/writer since 1990. Most recently she produced a documentary Wolf! Return to the Wild for Animal Planet. She has also produced four hours of children’s programming entitled Money: Bucks, Banks and Business and Money Kids and Cash for The Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel. Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, she recently founded Super Jane Films.