The film details the extraordinary life of the renowned Kitty Wilson Evans, a woman who dedicates her life to portraying a slave.
I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Kitty Wilson Evans for the past 6 years. It has been a wonderful experience. I had never met anyone like her and to this day, that holds true. Ms. Kitty is in such demand that we decided to do this documentary to bring her story and the story of the slaves to the classrooms, organizations, and the world. As you will find, she is a very popular woman who has made it her life's work to tell the story of the slaves.
We have been very successful in producing this film thus far. However, we now need a little help to take the film to the next level. We are seeking funding to aid with Distribution and Marketing.
Here is a little more about the film and Ms. Kitty:
“It was you, yet it wasn’t you” are the words Kitty Wilson Evans’ ninety something year old mother whispers after seeing her daughter’s performance of her chosen yet questionable occupation. She has just witnessed her daughter wow a crowd, bring them to tears, and make some awkwardly ashamed. Her daughter is the renowned Kitty Wilson Evans. She is also affectionately and commonly known as “Ms. Kitty”. There are many words to describe Kitty Wilson Evans but there is one word that is always used. Slave. For the last two decades, Ms. Kitty has chosen to serve as a living history model for children and adults by traveling the country performing first person reenactments as Kessie the slave.
Kessie’s story begins as a young girl who is forced into slavery like so many other Africans during the late 1600s and 1700 timeframe. She has been separated from her family. Kessie becomes a strong woman who has been bought and sold into the south. She is ultimately sold into the Carolinas. Ms. Kitty weaves us in and out of the life of Kessie the slave masterfully and skillfully as she uses her body, voice, and songs to convey the tragedies and triumphs Kessie encounters. She shows us the inside life of the slave. She takes us with her as she travels to Historic Sites such as Andrew Jackson State Park, Living History Park and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. It is at these locations that she, along with the help of other historians, restages history and shows us the typical and real everyday life of the slave. Her message is profoundly clear. There is an untold story about slave life.
Visitors and educators travel far and wide to see the charismatic Ms. Kitty perform. They speak about how seeing her become Kessie helps them to see up close and personal the challenges of slave life. They also willingly bring their kids to these events that feature Ms. Kitty because they know that she can delicately yet soundly explain the who, what, when, and why about history and that time period. Kitty Wilson Evans is a degreed educator and much respected historian who constantly does research for her craft. The visitors trust Wilson Evans to educate their children because they know that this part of history is often overlooked in today’s school system. She shares with the children interesting and often overlooked facts about African American history. She thoroughly details the contribution of slaves to the American way of life. When asked why she chooses to work as a slave in modern day 21st century, she excitedly tells the listeners that she “lives to tell the story”. Her mission is to keep telling the story of the slaves because without them none of us would have the life that we know today. She vows to continue to tell the story—the untold story of the slave.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 2, 2012.
Jul 3, 2012 - Aug 2, 2012 (30 days)
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The rewards above to include DVD of film,CD of songs associate producer credit, and out takes of film. Surprise Bonus Gift (Yes, it is worth it!)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The rewards above to include DVD of film, CD of songs, associate producer credit, and invitation to screening/viewing *transportation and lodging not included **All persons in film are automatically invitedEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All Rewards above,private Q&A session with Ms. Kitty and Film Crew, and presentation performed by Ms. Kitty for your organization*. *credible organizations within regional distanceEstimated delivery: Oct 2012