WASP A Wartime Experiment in Womanpower

Directed By: Jon Timothy Anderson | Runtime: 89.00 min | Plays In Short Block:

The WASP, or Women’s Air Force Service pilots, were a small group of adventurous women who flew American military airplanes so that male pilots could be free to fly combat overseas. Under the command of renowned 1930’s aviatrix Jackie Cochran, these women flew the Air Force’s largest bombers and top secret jet fighters. However, when they began doing a “man’s job” a bit too well a political battle ensued. A victim of their own success Jackie Cochran and her “Women’s Air Force” became forgotten pioneers of gender equality. With the voices of over 30 original members of the WASP, relive an exciting time for the flying ladies of the “greatest generation”.

Showtimes:

October 22, 20173:15 PMTheater 11

* If filmmakers are present, there will be a 15 minute Q&A after the end credit sequence.

FILM DETAILS

Film Type: Feature
Main Genre: Documentary
Sub Genre: Historical
Country of Origin: USA
Language: English
Subtitles: None
Premiere Status: World