There was a time not too long ago when boys and girls weren’t necessarily treated equally in schools. That all changed in 1972 with Title IX.
Title IX is a law passed in 1972 that requires gender equity for boys and girls in every educational program that receives federal funding.
Title IX covers ALL educational programs from sports to access to technology and higher education but it is most famous for equalizing the playing field (pun intended) for girls in sports.
ESPN is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Title IX with a series of documentaries about female athletes who have paved the way for women in sports.
About Nine for IX
ESPN and espnW present the documentary film series, Nine for IX — About women. By women. For us all.
Nine for IX is available NOW on DVD in a 4-disc set!
From the award-winning producers of 30 for 30, Nine for IX is an exceptional gift set celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX features nine documentary films about women in sports.
Directed by an extraordinarily diverse group of female filmmakers and executive produced by Jane Rosenthal (co-founder, Tribeca Film Festival) and Robin Roberts (co-anchor, Good Morning America), these critically-acclaimed films highlight Pat Summitt’s remarkable story, Venus Williams fight for equal pay and the 1999 US Women’s World Cup team, among others.
Released by ESPN this month, the four-disc collection includes all nine titles from the Nine for IX series, plus two bonus films!
The films included in the collection are:
- Venus Vs. (Directed by Ava DuVernay)
- Pat XO (Directed by Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern / Produced by Robin Roberts)
- The Diplomat (Directed by Jennifer Arnold and Senain Khesghi)
- Runner (Directed by Shola Lynch)
- No Limits (Directed by Alison Ellwood)
- Branded (Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady)
- Let Them Wear Towels (Directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern)
- Swoopes (Directed by Hannah Storm)
- The ‘99ers (Directed by Erin Leyden / Produced by Julie Foudy)
- Coach (Directed by Bess Kargman; Executive Producer Whoopi Goldberg)
- Abby Head On (Directed by Erin Leyden and Gentry Kirby)
What a fantastic gift idea for the young female athlete in your life!
Check out the trailer below:
For more information about the films visit:
NINE FOR IX Online – #NineForIX
- Visit the official website
- Watch the trailer & clips on YouTube
- Follow @NineforIX on Twitter
- Available at Amazon
Enter to win a Nine for IX Prize Package
One (1) Winner receives:
- $50 Sports Authority Gift Card
- Nine for IX DVD Gift Set (ARV $29.95)
To enter simply use the entry form below!