Winnie Wright, Age 11 (1974)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 26 min.  |  
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This sensitive social documentary follows the story of Winnie Wright, a young girl who is the daughter of a steel worker and a school teacher. The family lives in Gage Park, a Chicago neighborhood that is changing in demographics from an all-white area to predominantly a black neighborhood. Winnie, age 11, faces issues of racism in her family and community. Economic difficulties loom with a threatened strike at the steel plant and inflation in the economy. This is a humane story of social self-awareness, as Winnie learns what it means to grow up white, working class, and female.