History has an unfortunate tendency to gloss over the accomplishments and deeds of women. This is a shame on many levels, not least of them being how such oversight skips over some true fascination stories. Following are twenty things about fascinating women from history, who should probably be way better known than they are. Amazing Women Who Should Be Way More Famous
Helen Keller, playing her own role, surpassed even the greatest actress, as she evokes the personal drama of her unique and dramatic story of courage, faith, perseverance, and hope. Perhaps nothing better illustrates the power and eloquence of this remarkable film than one passage, haltingly spoken by Miss Keller in her partially developed voice: “It is not blindness or deafness that brings me my darkest hours. It is the acute disappointment of not being able to speak normally. Longingly I feel how much more good I could have done if I had acquired normal speech. But out of this dark experience, I understand more fully all human strivings, thwarted ambitions, and the infinite capacity of hope.” Produced by Nancy Hamilton. Narrated by Katherine Cornell.
Academy Award – Best Feature Documentary
Golden Reel Award
45 minutes, B/W
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