Friday, November 29, 2013

Inspirational Quotes: Filmmaker & Scholar Kristina Leath-Malin

"I wanna show you the wonderful things that did happen in the 70s...It's scratching the surface, there's so much more...It was important to get these stories before they were no longer there...kind of a historical archive for us...I wanted a legacy for my daughter...I thought I should bring it home, it was important to bring it home. To have something she could be proud of. Horror started off as fun, but I'm so proud to say that it's a scholarly pursuit and I'm so proud even with films like Night Of The Living Dead are taught in curriculums, because I think horror is the kind of genre that doesn't have boundaries and can ask the sensitive questions because of that fact. so I couldn't be prouder of the genre, I couldn't be prouder of being an African American woman in that genre... and I'm super proud to actually give this to my daughter when she's old enough to take it in and have her be proud of her heritage."

Kristina discussing the creation of her documentary, My Final Girl on the Black Girl Nerds podcast, November 3, 2013
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