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Farmers premieres “Second To None” documentary film celebrates Women’s History

Los Angeles, CA (March 16, 2011) In celebration of Women's History Month, an extraordinary documentary narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Holly Hunter will premier tonight, Wednesday March 16th, at Los Angeles Center Studios along with a superb Women's History Exhibit and reception.

“Second to None” celebrates the remarkable achievements of women in America who have overcome substantial odds over the past century. Just a few of the amazing women interviewed in the film include WNBA Star Lisa Leslie, California Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, Los Angeles Councilwoman Jan Perry, Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, WASP Pilot Violet Cowden and historic figure and former N.A.A.C.P President, Myrlie Evers-Williams.

“These women opened doors and wrote their own history,” said Randy Rice, Executive Producer of Second to None. “Their stories must be told and retold as everyday lessons in determination, courage and conviction.”

Second to None consists of six episodes, each approximately 15 minutes in length, that inspire, educate and promote understanding of the issues and obstacles that have confronted American women in the areas of Civil Rights, Education, Aviation, Business, Entrepreneurship, Sports and Politics.

A few of those attending the screening are: Myrlie Evers Williams, civil rights activist and widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, Local Councilwoman Jan Perry, CA Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, and Kathy Goodman and Carla Christopherson, co-owners of the Los Angeles Sparks, who are also featured in the documentary.

When: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Where: Beaudry Theatre Los Angeles Center Studios
4th and Boylston, Los Angeles CA
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Reception and Women’s History Exhibit
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Program and Viewing

The film was been conceptualized, written and produced by Farmers Insurance as part of a national education initiative in honor of Women's History Month. All attendees will receive a free copy of Second to None. After the debut, the film will be available nationwide at Farmers Insurance offices for educators to utilize in classrooms.

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's 3rd largest insurer of both personal lines passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products.  Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be.  Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at or at

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Luis Sahagún

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