An Ordinary Hero
An Ordinary Hero
The true story about one amazing but ordinary woman who helped change the world and the way we live in it today.
The true story about one amazing but ordinary woman who helped change the world and the way we live in it today. Read more
About this project
"An Ordinary Hero" is the amazing true story of one woman's courage to choose the right and help change the world. That woman happens to also be my mother: Joan Trumpauer Mulholland.
Joan was never a proper Southern woman. She didn't see things the way most Whites in the South did. She believed Segregation and Racism were wrong and set out to do something about it. For that, she was cursed at, shot at, attacked, imprisoned on death row, disowned by her family and hunted down for execution. However, through all of this she never wavered from her convictions.
We've traveled all over the United States to tell this incredible story. We've spent countless nights in hotel rooms and spare bed rooms to gather all the interviews we could in order to share what Joan did because it's an important lesson for all us to know.
We shot at the Smithsonian, Tougaloo College, Arlington Cemetery, Glen Echo Park, and followed Joan as she returned for the last time to the very cell where she was held on death row over 50 years ago at Parchman Penitentiary.
Now we want to finish this film and so we're looking for a little help so we can get it all done in time for the 50th Anniversary of the Jackson Woolworth Sit-in; probably the most famous sit-in of the Civil Rights Movement of which Joan was a part of.
We need to raise at least $20,000 to get everything done in time for some very special opportunities/film festivals that independent filmmakers only dream of. However, the more we raise the better off the finished product will be.
A little bit from a lot of people will get us there so we hope you can contribute and share this with everyone you know.
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