This 40-minute documentary examines the extraordinary lives of four women who came from humble beginnings and achieved incredible feats despite obstacles and tragedies along the way. Women have always played important developmental roles in the history of Montana. The stories of Sarah Bickford, Rose Hum Lee, Maggie Smith Hathaway, and Susie Walking Bear Yellowtail are individually unique, but all feature a strong Montana woman determined to do better and be better. It’s time to celebrate their achievements, understand their faults, and applaud the spirits that drove them to help shape Montana. There will be a question/answer session after the screening with producers Kimberly Hogberg and Crystal Alegria, and with content expert, Dr. Mary Murphy. This is a production of North by Northwest and The Extreme History Project with support from The Montana History Foundation, Humanities Montana, The Montana Film Office, and the Greater Montana Foundation.
The Mai Wah Society & Museum will be open prior to the film screening from 4:30-6:30p.m.