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Trailer: Feature Doc 'Reflections Unheard: Black Women In Civil Rights' + Screening Info

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act March 19, 2013 at 5:19PM

One thing I love about what I do here is following the progress of a project from the very first time we write about it - usually, before it's been made, and/or a fundraising campaign has been launched for it - through the finish line, when it becomes a fully-realized film!
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"Reflections Unheard: Black Women In Civil Rights"

One thing I love about what I do here is following the progress of a project from the very first time we write about it - usually, before it's been made, and/or a fundraising campaign has been launched for it - through the finish line, when it becomes a fully-realized film!

Such is the case for director Nev Nnaji's feature documentary Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights.

It was in mid-2011 when we featured an IndieGoGo campaign for the project, in which the filmmaker hoped to raise $20,000 in completion funds.

She wasn't successful in raising that money unfortunately, but, thankfully, she eventually found the necessary funds elsewhere to complete the film, which is now officially done.

Via an email I received from the filmmaker:

I just wanted to update you and let you know that the film is finished and available for screenings! The trailer is also online, which you can view here. Information about the screenings are available on the website, and there will be one held at the Museum of Women's Resistance in Brooklyn on May 16. 

I will be providing more information about tickets and other screenings soon, so anyone who is interested can sign up for the email list through the website, or stay posted via facebook.

The film focuses on the marginalization of black women between the Black Power and Feminist ideologies of the 60s and 70s, up to the present day.

A tinderbox of an issue I'd say, if past conversations on the matter that I've witnessed are of any indication; it's one that often inspires passionate debate from all sides and angles.

So follow the links above as encouraged to learn about upcoming screenings, as well as sign up or *like* the Facebook page to ensure that you receive updates on the film's travels.

I'll aim to attend the Brooklyn screening in May.

But congrats to Nev on seeing the film through, 2+ years in the making. I'm sure it's a relief, although, now the next part of the indie film struggle continues, as the film travels the festival and screening series circuit, on its way to some kind of distribution.

The film's first trailer is embedded below:


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