Maggie Growls (2002)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 56 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater direct Maggie Growls, a documentary portrait of social activist Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995). At the age of 65, Kuhn founded the Grey Panthers in 1970, when she was forced to retire from her job at the Social Education and Action Office of the Presbyterian Church. The organization was made up of activists working for social and economic justice. She devoted her life to campaign for health care, housing reform, and consumer protections. Paul and Sandra Fierlinger provide short animated segments to the film. Maggie Growls debuted on PBS as part of the Independent Lens series.

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advocacy, aging, leader, activism, movement [social change], reform [improve], social-change, health-care, outrage