Disney has announced that the ESPN documentary film, “37 Words” is going to be released on Disney+ in the United States in June.
From ESPN Films, Industrial Media, and Trilogy Films, “37 Words” tells the inspiring story of Title IX – the hard-fought battle to push for equal rights in education and athletics; the decades-spanning effort to nullify its impact; and the rippling impacts of the landmark civil rights law that continue to resonate today.
Helmed by acclaimed directors Dawn Porter and Nicole Newnham, the four-part series charts the spectacular transformation that 37 words have inspired in American culture and the lives of women, as well as the many ways in which the spirit of this bold law has yet to be fully realized.
The docuseries is part of The Walt Disney Company’s Fifty/50 initiative, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passing of the landmark civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in any educational institution that receives federal funding, and gave women the equal opportunity to play sports.
The new series will have a slightly different release schedule than normal, with a simultaneous release across the Disney Streaming Bundle. The first two episodes will arrive on Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ on Wednesday 21st June 2022, the day after the episode airs on ESPN on Tuesday (8 p.m. to 10 p.m.ET). While parts three and four will arrive on Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ in the United States on Wednesday 29th June 2022.
It’s not yet been announced if this series will be released internationally on Disney+.
The documentary features a brand new song from Rita Ora called, “Finish Line”, which is a women’s empowerment anthem that will support “37 Words”.
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