Co-directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen recalled that wish in a joint statement they released following the news of the 87-year-old Supreme Court justice’s death on Friday.
“When we asked her several years ago how she wanted to be remembered, she said with characteristic modesty, ‘Just as someone who did whatever she could, with whatever limited talent she had, to move society along in the direction I would like it to be for my children and grandchildren,’” they wrote, per Deadline.
“Even had she not become a Supreme Court justice, Ginsburg earned a place in history for what she did to win equality for American women,” they said.
“Surely the smartest and toughest person I’ll ever have the privilege to know,” Cohen wrote alongside a picture of Ginsburg with the two directors.
Surely the smartest and toughest person I’ll ever have the privilege to know. Rest in Peace, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. pic.twitter.com/TV7DpPQCk0
— Julie Cohen (@FilmmakerJulie) September 19, 2020
Accompanying another photo of the trio, West wrote, “Women’s rights, human rights, decency, integrity. Thank you.”
— Betsy West (@Betsywest) September 19, 2020
The 2018 feature-length documentary will be airing multiple times over the weekend on CNN, anchor Christiane Amanpour said on Twitter.
A trailblazer, especially for women’s rights. RIP RBG.
This weekend, watch the documentary about her incredible life, airing on CNN:
• Saturday at 10p ET
• Saturday at 11p Pacific
• Sunday at 10p ET
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) September 19, 2020