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Congrats to 'Alice Walker,' IW's Project of the Week!

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | Indiewire January 9, 2012 at 11:56AM

Thanks to your votes, the doc profile of the famed author "Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" won this weekend's Project of the Week contest.
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Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth
Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth

Thanks to your votes, the doc profile of the famed author "Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" won this weekend's Project of the Week contest.

Congratulations to director Pratibha Parmar! The filmmaker will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and is now officially a candidate for Project of the Month. That winner will be awarded with a consultation from the Sundance Institute.

Here's what the project's about:

"Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth" is a feature documentary film about life and times of American writer, Alice Walker who made history as the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Literature for her ground breaking novel The Color Purple, made into a successful film by Steven Spielberg.

We all know well-behaved women rarely make history, but what of the rebels and writers, artists and activists who refuse to behave? They are the women who take the risks that change society. Who tells their stories? Alice Walker is one such woman, a risk-taker, a poet, human rights activist and novelist.

Four more Projects of the Day coming this week, with the next vote on Friday. Want your project to be considered? Tell us all about it.

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