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Women of Faith: Coping with Trauma

Our inaugural project is Women of Faith: Coping with Trauma. This mental health documentary takes an in-depth look into the lives of four women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse, but who also triumphantly find joy, hope and peace through their faith in God and their community. We know it is a tough subject, but let’s have the tough conversation so women, children and families can find healing.

Why this topic? Thousands of children of all different ethnicities are sexually abused every year in the United States. The topic is relevant after numerous claims of abuse have recently been in
the news - from the #metoo campaign to USA Women's Gymnastics, Boy Scouts of America and the Catholic Church.

  • Angela Heath
    Director
  • Destini Baldwin
    Producer
  • Alexus Addison
    Producer
  • Crystal Gantt
    Producer
  • Ivy Williams
    Key Cast
  • Nichole Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Marilyn Lacy
    Key Cast
  • Alicia Dalton
    Key Cast
  • Dr. Celeste Owens
    Key Cast
  • Sherrell Moore Tucker
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    59 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • First Time Filmmakers Sessions
    London, England
    United Kingdom
    March 22, 2020
    Official Selection
  • 10th Annual Charlotte Black Film and Music Festival
    Charlotte
    United States
    April 25, 2020
    Official Selection
  • International Christian Film Festival
    Orlando, FL
    United States
    May 15, 2020
    Official Selection - Nomination for "Most Inspirational" Documentary
  • I Will Tell International Film Festival
    London, England
    United Kingdom
    September 2, 2020
    European
    Official Selection and Winner "Lion's Award" for Storytelling
  • DC Black Film Festival
    Washington, DC
    United States
    September 17, 2020
    Official Selection
  • International Black Film Festival
    Nashville, TN
    United States
    October 2, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Angela Heath

Angela Heath has extensive writing and communications experience. She began her television producing career with Eye to Eye with Connie Chung, ABC News, CBS News, and 10 years with Nightly Business Report on Public Television. While at PBS, she was a member of the press corp for The White House, Treasury Department, and the Senate Radio and TV galleries.

Ms. Heath attended Mount Holyoke College, Spelman College, and Pace University, where she obtained her B.A. degree in Literature and Communications. She also graduated from American University where she obtained her Master’s degree in Producing for Film and Video. Her film production company, Grace Film & Video, is currently producing a film called "Women of Faith: Coping with Trauma." She has also produced short films on the historic Second Baptist Church of Washington and on the historic churches of Ward 7 in Washington, DC.

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Director Statement

I am a story teller at heart. I recall the first time I hid a tape recorder behind the kitchen door just so I could later listen to the random conversations of my family. What a thrill! Ultimately, I enjoy meeting people and learning more about their purpose ... those that have a driving passion. I have a particular interest in issues concerning women and girls.

I produced this film - Women of Faith:Coping with Trauma after the Lord laid it on my heart to do in 2006. This film looks at how 4 women found their purpose despite their experience of childhood trauma. The film has been submitted to several film festivals and I am accepting screening requests from around the country! My hope is that we can remove the shame from addressing issues surrounding trauma, mental health, addiction and abuse.