Middle Florida’s Hidden Roots
The latest documentary by Valerie Scoon
Leading Film Producer
Experience From Hollywood to Florida
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.
In praise of True Visons Films
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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Tallahassee, FL 32304