“If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents.”

– Author Unknown

How many of you know who the 761st Tank Battalion, 332nd Expeditionary Operations Group & the 477th Bombardment Group aka The Tuskegee Airmen were? or the 366th Infantry Regiment; or the 92nd Infantry Division? and countless others? Many of these men fought and died for our country during WWII. However, how many of you heard about the women that served in their own way as well? “Invisible Warriors: African-American Women in World War II”, a documentary chronicling the patriotism of black women during the war, despite battling racism and genderization. Hollywood had immortalized the deeds of African-Americans during World War II with movies like Red Tails, A Soldier’s Story, and Hart’s War etc– Our history as seen through the eyes of cinematic history buffs or the zeal of some theatrical fact finders that push to get the story told. Although, I would rather prefer our heritage not be relegated to just stage and screen as a means of getting it seen or even heard, but I’ll take it being shown period, regardless of the platform in which it’s seen. Hence why, I’m hoping that this movie about these courageous women be made, and not just made, but celebrated and cherished especially for the younger generations to come– most importantly our little girls.

This is the debut solo project of Gregory Cooke, who served as associate director to another World War II inspired documentary called “Choc’late Soldiers from the USA”, which premiered at the Smithsonian Institution in 2009.

I love anything which gives our young ladies positive role models to carry within their spirits; to fashion themselves to emulate, and strive towards. Invisible Warriors is scheduled for completion in mid-2013,and will be donated to educators, cultural and civic organizations.