An Appalshop Films Documentary
Anne Braden: Southern Patriot is a first person documentary about the extraordinary life of this American civil rights leader. Braden was hailed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail as a white southerner whose rejection of her segregationist upbringing was “eloquent and prophetic. Ostracized as a “red” in the 1950s, she fought for an inclusive movement community and mentored three generations of social justice advocates. Braden’s story explores not only the dangers of racism and political repression but also the power of a woman’s life spent in commitment to social justice.
Anne Lewis makes documentary films about social actions, human rights, labor, environmental justice and cultural democracy. She came out of a movement to make media that creates opportunity for social change.
Mimi Pickering documentaries often feature women as principle storytellers, focus on injustice and inequity, and explore the efforts of grassroots people to deal with community problems and work for change.
You can see why these women were a perfect combination to come together in order to make Anne Braden: Southern Patriot.
Anne Braden: Southern Patriot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvmasu_ was produced and directed by Appalshop filmmakers Anne Lewis and Mimi Pickering.