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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 11:17am

Film Honors Ossie Davis

Production has began for a documentary film on the life of activist and film star Ossie Davis and his wife Ruby Dee.

A native of Clinch County, Davis is known for appearances in movies like Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing.”

Director Muta’Ali is taking a modern approach to an old-fashioned love story. He’s using social media tools to raise money for the film:

“If we’re talking about their art and we want to show a snippet of a movie or a TV show...if we want to liscence that it costs money.”

Ali hopes the online fundraising campaign will help secure licensing fees and travel costs for filming in both New York and Georgia.

So far the film has collected $2,500 of it's $50,000 goal.