The PRATT in the HAT

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Shorts 6: DocuNation
3Below, San Jose Wed, Aug 17 6:30 PM
“All this happened, more or less.” The documentary form has produced some of the most important films of all time, and this year’s selections are worthy entries. These stories take various techniques, from animation to verite, and bring us stories that are thoughtful, powerful, and most importantly, true.
Shorts 6: DocuNation
3Below, San Jose Thu, Aug 18 1:30 PM
“All this happened, more or less.” The documentary form has produced some of the most important films of all time, and this year’s selections are worthy entries. These stories take various techniques, from animation to verite, and bring us stories that are thoughtful, powerful, and most importantly, true.
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Shorts
Runtime (minutes):15
Premiere Status:SF-San Jose Bay Area Premiere
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Dr. Frances Pratt
Director:Susan Hillary
Producer(s):Suzanne Mitchell
Cinematography:Roger Grange
Anthony Geathers
Music By:Wille Dixon
Editor:R.E. Fedde

Description

THE PRATT IN THE HAT is a short film about civil rights leader Dr. Frances Pratt. Beneath her large-brimmed bonnets is a woman whose personal insight, unique wisdom, and firsthand knowledge of racial inequality make a bold statement, as does Pratt’s southern charm and pithy expressions which she garnered through a lifetime of service to her community.


She is a needed role model during these times of racial strife. She is the epitome of grace in the face of adversity and she shows how speaking out and perseverance are necessary to prevail in the ongoing struggle for voting rights and equal education.