‘Invisible Warriors’: Filmmakers raise money for doc honoring black women in World War II

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Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II is a documentary film currently in production, about African-American women who played a significant role in World War II.

An extended clip from the film features women sharing their war stories and the struggles they endured. During their lifetime these brave heroines also faced brutal Jim Crow laws and the Depression-era hardships of the time.

The emotion on the women’s faces take a viewer back to their happy memories of the USO clubs with dance crazes like “jitterbuggin'” and “lindy hoppin'” and their past wartime romances.

The purpose of the shortened version of the film is to not only raise awareness about the participation of black women in the war, but also to raise funds to finish the film’s production, according to Kickstarter.com.

The production’s current needs include editing software/time, additional interviews and copyright materials.

Dedicated professionals and volunteers have donated time, energy and money to bring this effort to fruition thus far, but more help is needed.

The project’s director is Gregory S. Cooke. To date, there has been a bit more than $4,000 raised and he has 8 days to go in order to reach the $40,000 target to get the project funded.

Invisible Warriors is scheduled to be completed by summer 2013. The project will then be distributed to educators, cultural and civic organizations.

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