The Women of Summer

THE WOMEN OF SUMMER  Producer, Director, Writer

Feature documentary about Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers, whose students share a vision of hope for social progress through education. Features folksingers Holly Near and Ronnie Gilbert. NEH Grant Award Film.  San Francisco Festival First Prize, Melbourne Festival

“Suzanne Bauman’s 1985 documentary The Women of Summer is a revelation. The award-winning veteran director, working with historian Rita Heller, has crafted a lively, informative and important film about the landmark residential summer school program that brought hundreds of young working women, most toiling in the country’s textile mills, to the Bryn Mawr College campus from 1921 to 1938…The Women of Summer is a seminal documentary about women’s work in the labor movement. It’s gratifying that it is now more readily available for more audiences to experience.” – July 31, 2020  See Full Review