In honor of National Women’s Day on March 8, a new trailer was released for the new documentary Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché directed by Pamela B. Greene. The film tells the story of Blaché, the pioneer female filmmaker from the early era of film. Below, you can watch the trailer and read a new synopsis.
Synopsis: Be Natural is a documentary about the first female filmmaker, Alice Guy-Blaché, which explores the heights of fame and financial success she achieved before she was shut out from the very industry she helped create. Over the span of her career, she wrote, produced or directed 1,000 films, including 150 with synchronized sound during the ‘silent’ era. Her work includes comedies, westerns and dramas, as well as films with groundbreaking subject matter such as child abuse, immigration, Planned Parenthood, and female empowerment. She also etched a place in history by making the earliest known surviving narrative film with an all-African American cast.