a new film about voting rights
"The ballot is stronger than the bullet."
-Abraham Lincoln, 1856
Stronger Than The Bullet is a non-partisan documentary project following three generations of women - in three states - as they fight for their voting rights.
Embedded, we witness the inspiring stories of communities struggling for representation in an election year where not only democracy itself is on the line - but people may literally be dying to vote.
Each generation has a timeless tale to tell, revealing a hard truth - we have been here before.
Lynda Blackmon Lowery (2nd from right).
Foot-soldier of Selma to Montgomery marches.
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Gilda Ann Brasch, an award-winning producer and director, tells tales of underdog heroes. She helped produce and direct Oprah Winfrey's ABC primetime special, "Building A Dream," the acclaimed documentary on The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa. Most recently Brasch executive produced five seasons of VH1's hit franchise "Love & Hip Hop."
Inspired after meeting Nelson Mandela in South Africa, and filming in his prison cell of 27 years, Gilda founded VUSI Filmworks with a focus on filmmaking for social change.
Gilda volunteers on an Executive Committee of the Television Academy/Emmys, has served on the board of the International Documentary Association, and is a member of the Writers Guild of America.
Gilda Ann Brasch at GOTV event with John Legend in Orlando, FL.
Presentation at Lehman College, NY,
for student re-entry program.
The award-winning documentary short, Let My People Vote, was the first film from Gilda and the VUSI team. The film has been featured by the American Film Institute, NBC's Meet The Press, and has screened at Google with continued sponsorship support by Levi Strauss Foundation. It's now a favorite for get-out-the-vote screenings nationwide, including Columbia University, League of Women Voters, The New York City Grand Central Library, and many others.
2020 United Nations Assoc. Film Fest. (Official Selection)
2020 AmDocs (Official Selection), Palm Springs
2019 AFI & NBC Meet The Press Film Fest. (Official Selection)
2018 Florida Film Festival (Audience Favorite Winner)
2018 Bronze Lens Atlanta Film Fest. (Best Short Documentary)