Rise of the Wahine

Rise of the Wahine

99 mins | Documentary | Nov. 9, 2014

In the years following the Civil Rights movement and the passage of Title IX in 1972, Dr. Donnis Thompson (a headstrong African-American female coach), Patsy Mink (the first Asian-American U.S. congresswoman), and Beth McLachlin (the team captain of a rag-tag female volleyball team), battled discrimination from the halls of Washington D.C. to the dusty volleyball courts of the University of Hawaii, fighting for the rights of young women to play sports.

Rise of the Wahine

99 mins | Documentary | Nov. 9, 2014

Rise of the Wahine
In the years following the Civil Rights movement and the passage of Title IX in 1972, Dr. Donnis Thompson (a headstrong African-American female coach), Patsy Mink (the first Asian-American U.S. congresswoman), and Beth McLachlin (the team captain of a rag-tag female volleyball team), battled discrimination from the halls of Washington D.C. to the dusty volleyball courts of the University of Hawaii, fighting for the rights of young women to play sports.
Producers Earth Suit Media, Angel & Company
Original title Rise of the Wahine
Directors Dean Kaneshiro
Writers Dean Kaneshiro, Tiffany Taylor

Cast

Sarah Wayne Callies

as Narrator

Donnis Thompson

as Herself (archive footage)

Patsy Mink

as Herself (archive footage)

Beth McLachlin

as Herself

Dave Shoji

as Himself

Wendy Mink

as Herself

Bernice Sandler

as Herself

Lacey O'Neal

as Herself

Chris McLachlin

as Himself

Pat Saiki

as Herself

Serena Michael

as Herself

Brianna Levy

as Herself

Kathy Orimoto

as Herself