Singing for Justice tells the story of Faith Petric, a political radical, community organizer and charismatic performer who united folk music and progressive causes from the 1930s through the early 2000s. Narrated largely by Faith herself, the film weaves her musical and political journeys to showcase the central role of folk music in the transformational social movements of the 20th century.
Estelle Freedman and Christie Herring first teamed up to make Singing for Justice over a decade ago. In different arenas, both have been steeped in history, music, and storytelling throughout their careers. The film builds on Freedman’s extensive oral history with Petric, who Freedman knew for over 25 years through the San Francisco Folk Music Club. Freedman brings her expertise as an award-winning historian of women and feminist movements to contextualize Petric’s life. Herring’s film work has focused on bringing complex histories to large audiences, looking deeply at social movements and how they are sustained, and ensuring that films reach their audiences with impact.
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Singing for Justice is currently well into post production, with a strong rough cut in place. Only minimal additional filming and research are needed to complete the film, and once finishing funds are in place, we will launch into a structured and final phase of post production. Thank you for your support in getting us there!
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Singing for Justice
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