DEBORAH RILEY DRAPER has a background in advertising and directed her first feature documentary Versailles ’73:American Runway Revolution tackled the subject of French vs American designers.
Her most recent endeavor, Olympic Pride, American Prejudice, delves into the story of African American athletes who “who defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.” The film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
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Olympic Pride, American Prejudice Website
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Woman to Watch: Deborah Riley Draper
FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):
2016Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (Documentary) (attached)
2012Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution (Documentary)