Stories of our Lives



At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

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Stephen Colbert's workout with RBG

Discussion Questions

  1. What’s your favourite scene or line from RBG?

  2. Which role of RBG’s is most noteworthy (jurist, pop icon, woman, scholar, warrior, citizen, wife/mother/grandmother)?

  3. Twenty-five years in a staid,self-important institution as the US Supreme Court could easily dull RBG’s spirit and individuality. How has she maintained her sanity?

  4. If RBG was a superhero, what would be her “super power”? What would be her hidden flaw?

  5. Is it possible, even as Canadians, that we have benefited from RBG’s work in workplace discrimination cases?

  6. Can justice actually be blind in our human institutions?

  7. What wisdom or scriptural story or proverb does RBG remind you of?

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