Robin Hamilton, filmmaker, journalist and production company owner, has started a fundraiser on Kickstarter for her dream project. It is about the legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, the civil rights heroine who has remained largely unsung. Hamilton wants to bring the story of this amazing person to life through her movie, This Little Light of Mine.
“I was passionate about finding out everything that I could possibly could about Fannie Lou Hamer,” says Robin Hamilton about her decision to make a documentary about this daring woman. “This year Mrs. Hamer would have been 100 years old. When the US is going through tough times with hate and spite everywhere, we miss the compassion and love of Mrs. Hamer more than ever before.”
Robin Hamilton says that when she finally decided to make this documentary, she become totally devoted to learning everything she could about this incredible woman. She even went into minor details like what she ate, how she sang, and the people she loved. Robin visited her church, had lunch with her daughter to know more about her than what was there in the public domain. She spoke to students who had learned from Mrs. Hamer. People, whom she spoke to, from Washington, DC to the Mississippi Delta to Tennessee, all said that Fannie Lou Hamer was a tremendous force that never left them.
Robin Hamilton is sure that those who watch her documentary will also have the same feeling – that Mrs. Hamer is a force that we sorely miss in times like today. She had become the spokesperson of millions of people who were denied the right to participate in the American political system.
This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer was a passion project of Robin Hamilton because she believed that the story of Fannie Lou Hamer was one that deserved to be told. Her story is so relevant in today’s times when the country stands at the risk of being divided by racial bigotry and violence. Robin says that her movie will help the legacy of Mrs. Hamer to live on and inspire the present generation of America to fight for what they believe is right.
This year is the birth centenary of Fannie Lou Hamer and there is no better tribute to her than spreading her message through this movie.
Robin Hamilton is hopeful that the campaign that she and her team have started on Kickstarter will be successful. They have a target of $12000 and the deadline for the fundraiser is 18 September, 2017.
About This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer:
This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer is a documentary made by filmmaker and journalist, Robin Hamilton. The movie traces the life and times of Fannie Lou Hamer, an incredibly gutsy woman who fought for the rights of the people of America. She is an unsung hero and could be the inspiration that people of America need in these tough and trying times.