American Experience : Amelia Earhart (1996)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History, Vehicles & Transportation  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Rob Ferrier

This edition of The American Experience examines the life of Amelia Earhart, one of America's pioneering aviatrixes. Narrated by Kathy Bates, the video takes a long look at the events of Earhart's life. The film also traces the arc of the publicity surrounding Earhart, and shows how her awareness of her own importance as a symbol may have led her to take chances she shouldn't have. The video uses a combination of interviews and footage to construct an engaging portrait. Those with an interest in aviation or pioneering women will likely find it of value.

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flight, aviation, media-circus, women, legend [fable], celebrity, ill-fated