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Project of the Day: Rebel Poet Alice Walker Doc

By Indiewire | Indiewire January 4, 2012 at 10:22AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth
Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth"

Tweetable Logline:

A compelling story of a rebel poet, writer & human rights activist, Alice Walker.

Elevator Pitch:

"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.

Production Team:

Director/Producer: Pratibha Parmar ("Khush")
Producer: Shaheen Haq

Tell Us More:

"Where were the stacks of films on women who have changed history and impacted on contemporary culture? I came to filmmaking from a passionate desire to see stories about women, particularly women of color rarely seen on mainstream television or cinema screens in all our/their complexity and nuance. Where are the in-depth explorations of women as thinkers, public intellectuals, women as history makers, who are inspirational leaders and role models for upcoming generations? Where indeed was a film on Alice Walker who is rightly considered one of 20th Century’s most significant writers? And so started the journey of this film." -- Pratibha Parmar

Current Status:

The film is in post-production with 90% of filming completed.

For more information and to support this film:

Official Website

IndieGoGo Page

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth - Trailer from Kali Films on Vimeo.

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