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Invisible History:

Middle Florida’s Hidden Roots

The latest documentary by Valerie Scoon

Leading Film Producer

Experience From Hollywood to Florida

Valerie Scoon

As an executive at Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films, Ms. Scoon’s credits include the Golden Globe nominated “The Great Debaters” starring Denzel Washington as well as adaptation of “Beloved” by the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, Toni Morrison.   Ms. Scoon’s credits also include  the made for TV movies, “Their Eyes Were Watching God” and “The Wedding” both starring Halle Berry.    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.”

Other work includes being an Associate Director in News and Public Affairs at PBS where she assessed work in progress documentaries for possible national distribution.

Currently, Ms. Scoon is a Professor at the College of Motion Picture Arts at Florida State University and oversees the script development of graduate and undergraduate thesis films.  During her time there, her students have won ten Student Emmys. In addition, Ms. Scoon has her own film company, True Visions and completed a documentary “Grenada: Colonialism and Conflict” on the psychological legacy of colonialism in Grenada that has been invited to screen in NY, LA, Philadelphia as well as in countries in Africa and throughout the Caribbean. She has recently completed a documentary “Daring Women Doctors: 19th Century Women Physicians” which aired nationally on PBS. Her current documentary “Invisible History: Middle Florida’s Hidden Roots” was broadcast nationally through American Public Television and won the 2021 Suncoast Regional Emmy for Best Historical Documentary.

In praise of True Visons Films

Eliza Lo Chin, MD, MPH
"Daring Women Doctors offers a rare, intimate portrayal of the pioneering generation of women in medicine, whose grit, perseverance, and audacity opened the doors for women in medicine around the world. These incredible stories will empower women today, even as they seek to achieve full equity within the medical profession."
Eliza Lo Chin, MD, MPH
Executive Director
American Medical Women's Association
"Invisible History" is a marvelous film which reveals how local stories are linked to national histories.”
Fath Davis Ruffins
Curator of African American History and Culture
Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

Invisible History: Middle Florida’s Hidden Roots

“Invisible History” sheds light on the invisible history of plantations and the enslaved in North Florida.   Using visually compelling imagery it explores the history of a people who contributed so much to what the region is today.

Daring Women Doctors

Hidden in American history, all women’s medical schools began to appear in the mid 19th century long before women had the right to vote or own property. “Daring Women Doctors” highlights the intrepid, pioneering and diverse women who faced hostility and resistance in their pursuit of medical education. It also demonstrates how women doctors exerted a long-lasting influence on the movement towards women’s rights.

Grenada: Colonialism and Conflict

This documentary chronicles the philosophical and sometimes bloody struggles Grenadians have waged against colonialism and its long-lasting psychological influences.

Shown in Pan African Film Festival in LA,  African Diaspora Festival New York, Festivals in South Africa throughout the Caribbean.

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True Visions Films

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Valerie Scoon
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32304