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The Martha Mitchell Effect


Directed by

Anne Alvergue
Debra McClutchy

Produced by

Beth Levison
Judith Mizrachy

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She was once as famous as Jackie O. And then she tried to take down a President. The Martha Mitchell Effect is an archival documentary portrait of the unlikeliest of whistleblowers: Martha Mitchell, a Republican cabinet wife who was gaslighted by the Nixon Administration to keep her quiet. It offers a female gaze on Watergate through the voice of the woman herself.

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