Groundbreaking documentary “How I Got Over” celebrates Dr. Delores Gordon Alleyne, 1st black woman to graduate from the University of Louisville Med School, inspiring future generations. #RepresentationMatters #DiversityInMedicine
New York, NY –A remarkable story of courage, perseverance, and breaking barriers comes to life in the captivating documentary “How I Got Over.” This inspiring short film, written by filmmaker and Registered Nurse Valerie Udeozor, honors the extraordinary achievements of Dr. Delores Gordon Alleyne MD, the first black woman to graduate from the University of Louisville Medical School in 1957. The film serves as a powerful tool to shed light on the underrepresentation of African Americans in medical professions and to promote STEM and medical careers among youth.
Directed by Valerie Alleyne Udeozor and featuring a talented ensemble, “How I Got Over” is a 21-minute documentary that beautifully captures the life and legacy of Dr. Delores Gordon Alleyne. Through interviews with prominent doctors and nurses, the film showcases Dr. Alleyne’s incredible journey and emphasizes the need for greater diversity and inclusion within the medical field.
The documentary’s thought-provoking narrative is ingeniously accompanied by rap music, written by Valerie Udeozor and performed by the talented Tierney Dale, also known as “Rocki.” The fusion of music and storytelling brings an additional layer of emotional depth, making “How I Got Over” an immersive and engaging experience for viewers of all ages.
Joining the cast are respected medical professionals such as Monique Brown BSN, RN, PHN; Ashleigh Brown BSN, RN, PHN; Dale McCree RN; Allen Smith MSN RN Phd; Dr. Latanya Hines, MD; Dr. Varina Clark, MD; Dr. Quentin James, MD; and Carla Mills, MSN NP. Their contributions further enrich the film’s narrative, offering unique insights into the challenges faced by minority healthcare professionals.
Valerie Alleyne Udeozor, the visionary behind “How I Got Over,” masterfully directs the film, crafting a heartfelt tribute to her mother’s groundbreaking achievements. Director of Photography Brandon “Champ” Robinson skillfully captures the essence of the story, while the editing by Brandon “Champ” Robinson and sound by Sabrina Lim ensure a seamless and immersive viewing experience.
“How I Got Over” not only celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of Dr. Delores Gordon Alleyne but also serves as a call to action. By sharing her remarkable journey, the film aims to inspire and empower aspiring African American medical professionals, encouraging them to pursue their dreams fearlessly.
To learn more about the documentary and the remarkable life of Dr. Delores Gordon Alleyne MD, watch the official trailer. “How I Got Over” will be available for public viewing on May 13, 2023 between 2:30-5pm PDT.
You can purchase tickets online; do not miss this incredible opportunity to witness the power of resilience and the importance of diversity in the medical field.
About “How I Got Over”
“How I Got Over” is a short documentary written by filmmaker and Registered Nurse Valerie Udeozor. The film celebrates the remarkable achievements of Dr. Delores Gordon Alleyne MD, the first black woman to graduate from the University of Louisville Medical School in 1957. Through inspiring storytelling and captivating music, the documentary aims to raise awareness about the underrepresentation of African Americans in medical professions and inspire the next generation of diverse healthcare professionals.
About Valerie Alleyne Udeozor
Valerie Alleyne Udeozor is a filmmaker and Registered Nurse. Her passion for storytelling and healthcare advocacy led her to combine her two passions in creating impactful films that shed light on important social issues. You can learn more about Valerie’s work to inspire and empower individuals from underrepresented communities while promoting diversity and inclusivity in various fields, including medicine on her website.