About the project
What made you go with this concept for FAIL?
It was definitely an intimidating thing – to internally confront the concept of failure, and to do so knowing that I would have to share that openly. And so I just wanted to try and put a positive spin on it. “Failure Is Impossible” is an excerpt from a speech by Susan B. Anthony. She was referring to the notion that with so many women and men working toward the greater good (in a time when justice and righteousness was clearly on their side, but the political atmosphere was not), that success was ultimately inevitable.
About the Filmmaker
FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE
Before 1972, women and girls’ chances of participating in competitive sports were seriously limited – a huge fail if you ask us. Our FUEL 17: FAIL February calendar page pays tribute to Title IX, a piece of legislation included in the Education Amendments of 1972, that finally granted girls and women an equal opportunity to compete in sports.