In Post Production – “Route 66 Women: The Untold Story of the Mother Road” is a three-part documentary film series for television that uncovers the extraordinary lives and achievements of women who overcame gender discrimination and segregation to build fulfilling lives for themselves and generations to come on America’s most iconic highway. From entrepreneurs to waitresses, from anthropologists to politicians, from artists to military sergeants, these women transformed their communities and the American West for the better through their hard work, perseverance and ingenuity.
This project has received multiple grants from the National Park Service - Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program and many state humanities councils. To learn more about this project and how you can support it, please visit: https://cinefemme.net/projects/women-mother-road/
The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound is a documentary film that aired on PBS stations and is currently showing at historic theaters and museums across the country. The film explores how starting in the 1880’s, over 100,000 brave young women, Harvey Girls as they were called, made an unusual decision to leave home and travel west to work as waitresses along the transcontinental railroad opening the doors of both the West and the workplace to women. The Harvey Girls, whose workforce continued to flourish until the 1960s, were true pioneers and set a new standard of excellence for women in the workplace, paving the way for generations of independent young women to come. This is their story!
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