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Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
Not for Ourselves Alone The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton Susan B Anthony
Actors: Sally Kellerman, Ronnie Gilbert, Julie Harris, Amy Madigan, Keith David
Director: Ken Burns
Genres: Documentary
NR     2003     3hr 30min

Two women. One allegiance. Together they fought for women everywhere, and their strong willpower and sheer determination still ripples through contemporary society. Here lies the story of two of our century's most celebrat...  more »


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Actors: Sally Kellerman, Ronnie Gilbert, Julie Harris, Amy Madigan, Keith David
Director: Ken Burns
Creators: Allen Moore, Buddy Squires, Ken Burns, Pam Tubridy Baucom, Paul Barnes, Susanna Steisel, Geoffrey C. Ward
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Biography, History
Studio: PBS Home Video
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/03/2003
Original Release Date: 11/07/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 11/07/1999
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 3hr 30min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Something for the entire family
Coyner Thomas Lee | Jungro-Gu, Seoul Korea, Republic of | 12/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Both men and women need to understand where human rights were once and how far they have progressed at the sacrifice of the very few during the past 150 years. This is classic Ken Burns offering his unique kind of perspective. I am giving this to my niece who will soon be leaving home as a young woman. I hope EVERYONE in her family - both male and female - will view this tape since both sexes need to better understand what women have faced and continue to face in making meaningful lives through their own talents and abilities. If nothing else this video exemplifies courage and determination in the finest and yet most human sense."
One of the top 5 best video documentaries I've ever seen...
Rosemary Thornton | Norfolk, VA | 11/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"And I've seen a LOT of video documentaries!I always thought of myself as somewhat well-informed on the topic of American History, but I knew virtually nothing about these two incredible women. Their friendship, the beautiful blending of their unique gifts to create one stupendous and powerful whole of a suffrage movement, their dedication and devotion - all these elements combined to make this story perfectly wonderful. I borrowed the video from our local library, but I think I need to buy it. I've watched it twice and wept tears of joy and gratitude at these womens' sacrifice and unselfish labors for all womankind. It is a delight to watch.I just had no idea women had to fight so hard and so long to be granted a basic human right like voting. And Elizabeth's "best" lecture, "The Solitude of Self" was one of the most powerful essays I've ever heard. Very stirring and inspiring. Even the [background] music was superior. This video will not leave you where it found you. Should be required viewing for everyone. Period."
Not for Ourselves Alone
S. F. Russell | Pennsylvania | 12/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film is truly a must-see. I was appalled at how little I knew about this remarkable and significant history. It is inspiring to see these women struggle for basic human rights. It is moving to hear about the tremendous friendship between Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. It is amazing to hear the words of one of the most provocative and profound writers in our nation's history (Stanton). (How can her works be so unknown! ) It is informative to learn about this very momentous period in American history. Bravo for Ken Burns. This film fills a void in our understanding of American history. Plus it is a very riveting story."
A story lost to history
Rosemary Thornton | 10/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a woman in a male-dominated field, engineering. But I always cringed at the "feminist" viewpoints and attitudes of some of my friends. I did my work and didn't really think about being the only female in class. All that changed when I saw this documentary.For the first time, I understand what a woman's life was like back 150 years ago. I understand how much progress has been made, and how everything that I take for granted every day -- being able to choose my career, have a life separate from my husband, vote, own property -- was gotten only through the incredible struggle of women like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott. They faced mockery, disdain, insults, dismissal and a millenium of tradition at every step, but never stopped fighting. They fought not just for themselves, but for me and every generation of women that came after them.The fact that I graduated from high school and college without knowing the story of these two great women is almost unforgivable."