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Running Time: 1:41
Year Produced: 2010
Country of Origin: USA
Premiere Status: West Coast Premiere
Production Studio or Company: The Andrew J. Young Foundation & the University of Georgia
Producer: Andrew Young
Director: CB Hackworth
Writers: Andrew Young & CB Hackworth
Cast (Voice Performances): Joanne Woodward, David Oyelowo, Walton Goggins, Jasmine Guy, Jennifer Holliday, Ted Turner, Martin Luther King III, Kenny Rogers and Cammie King.
They were two people who lived in the same place, at the same time... but in very different worlds. Their unlikely, perhaps dangerous friendship helped change the world.
She was white. He was black.
She had written a Pulitzer-prize winning novel criticized for perpetuating racial stereotypes. He was one of the fiercest enemies of racism and laid the ground work for the Civil Rights movement in America.
Yet, for nearly a decade, the most famous author in the South corresponded -- secretly -- with the legendary president of Morehouse College... and eventually became one of the most important financial supporters of the traditionally black school.
While assisting Ambassador Young with "Change in the Wind," researchers at the University of Georgia (where Mitchell's papers are stored in a restricted collection) discovered previously unknown letters which fill in important gaps and explain the author's evolving view on racial disparity in Georgia and the South.
The story is brought to life through the voice talent of a remarkable cast, led by Academy Award-winning actress Joanne Woodward, as Margaret Mitchell. David Oyelowo, who reads the words of Benjamin Mays in the documentary, will soon portray Martin Luther King Jr. in the upcoming motion picture, "Selma," directed by Lee Daniels, a 2010 Academy Award-winner for "Precious."
For further information, contact: CB Hackworth, The Andrew J. Young Foundation, 260 14th Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia, 30318. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org