Release dateJune 14, 2007 (2007-06-14) ProducersMary Lambert, Nicole Boxer, Sharon Oreck, Kimball Stroud CastHillary Rodham Clinton, Barbara Boxer, Maria Cantwell, Blanche Lincoln, Olympia Snowe Similar moviesRelated Mary Lambert movies
Capitalizing on family relationships with two of the documentary subjects, the filmmakers (Mary Lambert, Nicole Boxer, Sharon Oreck) behind "14 Women" offer an exclusive look into the world of the 14 female senators elected to the 109th U.S. Congress. Conducting interviews with the congresswomen, the film offers insight into the obstacles of gender and the different roles these women have to play, from politician to mother to wife. Annette Benning narrates.
14 Women is a 2007 documentary film that was directed by Mary Lambert and narrated by Annette Bening. The film released on June 14, 2007, and focuses on several female Senators at the 109th United States Congress.
Documentary that explores the lives of 14 female U.S. senators and the uniquely feminine challenges they face, including the sometimes difficult balance between their roles as public servants and wives and mothers.
The film takes a look at the 109th United States Congress. When it convened there were fourteen women in the Senate: Barbara Boxer, Maria Cantwell, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Susan Collins, Elizabeth Dole, Dianne Feinstein, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln, Barbara Mikulski, Lisa Murkowski, Patty Murray, Olympia Snowe, and Debbie Stabenow. The documentary features interviews with several people, including the Senators family members, Delaware Senator Joe Biden, and singer Alanis Morissette.
Politico.com and DVD Talk both gave positive reviews for 14 Women, with DVD Talk commented that while it was "far from definitive", the film has "admirable aims and will probably play well with schoolkids." Variety gave a more mixed response to the film, saying that "Political junkies, idealistic schoolgirls and everyone in between will be thrilled to vary-ing degrees" by the movie but that it also felt like a "recruitment vid for public service".