About the Doc

7-12-1949Stella Walsh was one of the most celebrated female athletes on the planet. She had thousands of medals, ribbons, honors and fans from around the world. Almost fifty years after her stunning 1932 gold medal win in the women’s 100 meter dash, Stella was shot and killed in Cleveland, Ohio, which revealed that she had ambiguous gender.

This documentary explores the life of Stella, her death and her gender controversy through interviews with friends, trainees, members of the media and a geneticist as well as photos and archival footage from years of in-depth research.


Running Time: 14 minutes 47 seconds
Sound: Stereo
Available for film festivals in these formats: DVD, Blu-Ray, DCP, HDCAM and digital video files

2 Responses to About the Doc

  1. Samantha Robbins says:

    Hello. I am a history student at Aarhus University in Denmark and I am currently in the process of writing my thesis on women in sports with a focus on Soviet female athletes (like Tamara and Irina Press) and sex testing at the Olympics. So naturally my interest was piqued when I stumbled upon the trailer for your documentary. I would love to learn more about the story of Stella Walsh, however it seems that there are no screenings nearby. Is there any other way to see it? Thanks!!


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