Ethel is a documentary on the life of Ethel Kennedy, widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (RFK), and mother of eleven children. Directed by Ethel’s daughter, Rory Kennedy, the film is an authentic portrait of Ethel’s character; she is altogether fresh-faced, pious, and funny. “She was full of life … making him [RFK] enjoy life,” said Kerry Kennedy.

I especially admire how Ethel and RFK fought for social justice throughout their lives. Following the assassination of JFK, RFK wrote some admirable advice in a letter to his eldest child, Kathleen: “Be kind to others and work hard for your country.”

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