Past | Visiting Filmmakers

Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of African-American Women in the Ring

Director Chris Bournea in person

(Chris Bournea, 2017)

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Local author and filmmaker Chris Bournea’s Lady Wrestler uncovers the forgotten stories of Babs Wingo, Marva Scott, Ethel Johnson, and Ramona Isbell—African American women from Columbus who blazed a trail in the world of professional wrestling in the 1950s and 60s. Before civil rights legislation and the women’s rights movement, these athletes braved racism and sexism to succeed in a white, male-dominated profession. (82 mins., DCP)

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Past Film/Video

Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of African-American Women in the Ring