In celebration of 2011 International Women's Day, the basketball website Swish Appeal featured the film's trailer and an interview with Maria Finitzo and In the Game Producer Mary Morrissette about their inspiration for creating the film (which came in part from one of the stories in 5 Girls), and how the documentary's profiles of professional WNBA team the Chicago Sky and Kelly High School are not just "an exploration of gender and sports, but also an exemplar of how long-standing social inequalities are exacerbated at the intersection of class, gender, and race." Read the full article.
Yesterday, the soccer blog From A Left Wing also stated they were "really excited" for the film. Maria and Mary are currently fundraising for the film via Kickstarter, and have had an amazing response so far, raising 81% of their initial goal within a week! That backing clearly shows the massive interest out there in this subject, and the need for this film. Pledge your support here to help complete the film!
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