An unlikely rower from Mount Holyoke became an Olympic athlete.
That athlete completed law school and launched a successful legal career.
Then she laid it all aside to become a filmmaker.
Her latest documentary tells the story of an inner city rowing team from a difficult side of Chicago that came together to overcome a variety of obstacles and difficulties.
Mary and I discussed:
- How she unlocked the golden handcuffs to become a filmmaker
- Avoiding the white savior trope in sports films
- Why communities that don’t reach their potential hold us back as a country