Title IX Documentary Earns Award

May 16, 2013 /


“Sporting Chance – The Lasting Legacy of Title IX” produced by Creative Street Entertainment in conjunction with the NCAA and support from Northwestern Mutual, won a Silver World Medal in the History and Society category at the 2013 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards® ceremony held April 9, 2013 in Las Vegas.

The NYF® Television & Film Awards honored the world’s best television programs and films from entries submitted from 50 countries.

“Sporting Chance” features interviews with the trailblazers who fought tirelessly for the passage of Title IX; women who were on campus during the early days of Title IX; and student-athletes who have benefitted from Title IX and achieved success through sports in its 40 years. The documentary also features personal stories about breaking down gender barriers in athletics and academics in the 1960s and 1970s.

Academy award-winning actress Holly Hunter narrates the one-hour documentary that tells the emotional story of the landmark passage of Title IX and explores how this law has increased educational opportunities and athletic participation, specifically for women, over the past 40 years. Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

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