Invisible Warriors

Scoring director Gregory Cooke’s new documentary about the role American black women played during World War II, Invisible Warriors, has been an interesting challenge. Plenty of women of color worked on the war effort, but as important as their work was, it wasn’t valued highly enough for many filmmakers to take motion pictures. Luckily, Gregory has found a few vibrant women in their 90s who have great stories about their experiences—and tell them with flair. My job on the film is to find sounds that evoke the determined spirit of the period, and also the extreme racism these patriotic women faced. Stay tuned for this documentary. Gregory has found an unexplored subject that is rich with relevance today.

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