Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words

Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words

A FILM BY: Freida Lee Mock
WRITTEN BY: Freida Lee Mock, M. A. Golán
STARRING: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Goodwin Liu, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

Near the beginning of Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock’s intimate profile of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Justice becomes visibly moved when a group of high school students presents her with a painting of herself. Unlike a portrait by a different artist some years earlier that had depicted her bigger than her actual diminutive size, this painting is an accurate portrayal. It is a revealing moment: Ginsburg wants to be seen not as larger than life, but really as she is.

By relying on Ginsburg’s own words and actions, as illuminated by carefully culled archival footage and interviews, Mock covers the full breadth of Ginsburg’s life, views, and career. Furthermore, Mock succeeds in creating a compelling portrait as authentic, poignant, and powerful as the Justice herself.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2021
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 89 mins
Format: Digital