I am very grateful that I had a chance to contribute to the creation of a documentary about Governor Ann Richards. It was an incredible gift. Recently, I have been asked a lot why I would invest in a creation of a movie.
Here are 4 reasons:
1. It was a moving compelling story that had never been told in a film.
2. The story is about a woman who is a democrat, and the first elected female to EVER be Gov. of Texas in its history….a story about a little girl from a poor town in Texas who through sheer hard work and grit became one of the most potent political figures of the 20th century.
3. Ann Richards influenced the queen of England to take an interest in Texas and American politics.
4. My hope was that this story would be told and used as inspiration in every elementary school in the United States and around the world.
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