Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth

3 Oct

Artistic B&W photo of Alice Walker wearing a white turban, with abstract writing over the top

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any” – Alice Walker.

From the Alice Walker Film website:

We all know that well-behaved women rarely make history, but what of the rebels and writers, artists and activists, mothers, daughters and sisters 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, feminist, human rights activist and novelist.

ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH is a feature documentary film about the life and times of a foremost American writer. Alice Walker made history as the first Black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1983 for her ground breaking novel The Color Purple.

 

ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH has been 4 years in the making. During this time we have most definitely rolled up our sleeves, put our heads down and dedicated ourselves to getting this film out in the world by any means necessary. On this eventful journey, we have been joined by some truly committed and amazing people who share our vision to tell this inspiring story of hope. We have got this far with the help of generous donations from individuals, grants and awards, major extensions on our personal credit cards and most recently filmmaker support from ITVS. We have now completed 85% of the filming and are working towards the completion of a rough cut. The filmmaking team is award-winning filmmaker Pratibha Parmar and producer Shaheen Haq.

Funding independent film is an uphill climb at the best of times but for women it is no picnic. If we look a the startling fact that only 7% of directors, 13% of writers, and 20% of producers are female, it’s not hard to see what we are up against. Given such a dearth of female representation behind the camera, is it any wonder that we continue to struggle to find funding for female stories and voices?

We want all women and girls to be empowered around the globe, to believe in their own voices and their own truths. And this is why we need stories of women like Alice Walker who are fearless risk-takers and history makers.

Donate to help get this film made!!

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

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