Eleanor Roosevelt: Close To Home
(16 min) USA

Thursday 10/17, 7:00 PM (Session 1) - FREE ADMISSION

Director/Producer: Anne Makepeace
Executive Producers: Carol Hillman, Sarah Olson


Eleanor Roosevelt: Close to Home is an overview of the inspirational life of Eleanor Roosevelt and highlights her dedication as champion of social justice and racial equality. The film introduces viewers to Val-Kill, the home of this extraordinary American who became a world leader in human rights and creator of the UDHR. The remarkable modesty, independence and humanitarian leadership that made Eleanor Roosevelt the "First Lady of the World" are reflected in the Cottage's rooms, furnishings and surroundings. No other place allows visitors to connect with, rediscover and appreciate anew this woman whose influence is still so widely felt.


Anne Makepeace has been a writer, producer and director of award-winning independent films for more three decades. Her most recent documentary, We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân, about the return of the Wampanoag language, had its broadcast premiere on the PBS series Independent Lens. The film won many awards, including the Moving Mountains Award at Telluride Mountain Film. The $3000 prize went directly to the Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project, enabling them to launch their first-ever language immersion camp for children. ITVS, the Sundance Documentary Fund and the National Science Foundation have funded Anne Makepeace's work Other recent films include: I. M. PEI: Building China Modern (PBS broadcast on American Masters in 2010) and her Emmy nominated film Rain in a Dry Land which chronicles the journey and resettlement of two Somali Bantu refugee families from Africa through their first two years in America. Makepeace won a National Prime Time Emmy for her American Masters/PBS documentary Robert Capa in Love and War, which premiered at Sundance. Coming to Light, her documentary about Edward S. Curtis, also premiered at Sundance and was short-listed for an Academy Award.

Contact Information:

Makepeace Productions
e: info@makepeaceproductions.com
w: www.honoringeleanorroosevelt.org

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