FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 20, 2016
Documentary short, Inez Milholland ~ Forward into Light released.
Request your own free DVD at http://inezmilholland.org/order/
Wild West Women proudly announces the release and complimentary distribution of
“Inez Milholland ~~ Forward into Light”
This documentary tells the story of American icon, Inez Milholland who broke convention with her striking conscience advocating for gender equality, pacifism, racial justice, unions and free speech in the early Twentieth Century. She became the voice of suffrage.
In 1916 she crossed the country, giving 50 speeches in 28 days. Pushing through exhaustion and anemia she fell at the podium October 23,1916 at Los Angeles, Blanchard Hall. She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital where she died 30 days later. Her last public sentence, “President Wilson, how long must women wait for liberty?”
Run time 15 minutes http://InezMilholland.org (c) 2016Martha Wheelock
Inspired by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s production and free distribution of “Selma,” filmmaker, Martha Wheelock made the decision to make a film about Inez Milholland, American Suffragist who lost her life while campaigning across the West for federal suffrage.
With the shockingly low numbers of Americans voting, Martha wants women and girls to understand the cost and importance of the vote. How better than tell the story of Inez Milholland, astounding woman who gave her life for the 19th Amendment?
Celebrate casting your vote.
Order the DVD to show at your school, library, organization
The most robust and graphical website on Inez Milholland
Written, Produced and Directed by Martha Wheelock
Edited by Ashley Monti Assistant Producer Zoe Nicholson
Narrated by Libby West Art design Phillip Tommey
Associate Producers: Peg Yorkin, Virginia Carter, Judith Osmer, Joan Smiles.
A Kickstarter Project
A project of the National Women’s History Project and Wild West Women, inc.
(C) 2016 Martha Wheelock
Contact: Zoe Nicholson Zoe@inezmilholland.org 800 428-7136
twitter @IneztheFilm facebook.com/inezmilholland.org/
The dream started long ago. Filmmaker, Martha Wheelock loved Inez Milholland and wanted to tell Inez’s story to the women and girls of the U.S. It rose to the surface with the Centennial of Inez’s massive cross-country tour of 1916 and converged with the upcoming celebration of the Centennial of the 19th Amendment in 2020: Women’s right to vote.
Inspiration caught Martha’s eye when the Southern Poverty Law Center made a short documentary, Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot. Their film celebrates the Voting Rights Act and is distributed for free. It is their call to cast the vote.
And now you can order Inez Milholland ~ Forward into Light. We hope you will show it to students, organizers, house-parties, everywhere voters meet. We want you to discover the heart and spirit of Inez and honor her memory with your precious vote.