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Valerie Scoon: Daring Women Doctors: Physicians in the 19th Century

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“Daring Women Doctors” follows the challenging and illuminating history of 19th-century women doctors. The film was completed through an affiliation with Professor Scoon’s film company, True Visions, Inc., the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts Torchlight Center Studios as well as The Center for the Advancement of Human Rights. The project also received funding support from women physicians in the Tallahassee community and a grant from Schlesinger Library at Harvard University.

As an executive at Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films, Ms. Scoon’s credits include the Golden Globe nominated “The Great Debaters” starring Denzel Washington, Their Eyes Were Watching God and The Wedding both starring Halle Berry as well as adaptation of Beloved by the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, Toni Morrison. In addition, Ms. Scoon served as a Studio Executive at Warner Bros. and oversaw such film as Malcolm X directed by Spike Lee and the children’s classic The Secret Garden.

 

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