Nichelle Nichols will be one of them women featured in a new documentary, MAKERS: Women Who Make America.
The three-hour documentary focuses on exceptional women whose pioneering contributions helped to shape today’s world.
“Built on the extraordinary archive of stories already completed for MAKERS.com, the film”, which will air on PBS in early 2013, “will feature the stories of those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and the unintentional trailblazers — famous and unknown – who carried change to every corner of society.
“Taking its cue from the motto of the movement – ‘the personal is political’ – MAKERS will delve deeply into the personal lives of its subjects. The film will not be a top-down narrative of events over people. It will be built, bottom-up, from the first-person, intimate accounts of women who were there, including movement leaders like Gloria Steinem and Naomi Wolf; opponents like Phyllis Schlafly and Beverly LaHaye; famous faces like Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric and Hillary Clinton; and the many ‘ordinary’ women confronted with what equality meant in their own lives.”
There are six short clips online featuring Nichols, including: Star Trek Actress & NASA Recruiter, Loving Science, Performing With Duke Ellington, Showbiz Bug, Lessons of Star Trek, and Influence on Whoopi Goldberg.
The clips may be seen here.