Morehouse College Human Rights Film Fest

No Time To Waste: The Urgent Mission of Betty Reid Soskin

Expired January 24, 2022 8:00 AM
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No Time To Waste celebrates legendary 100-year-old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin's inspiring life, work, and urgent mission to restore critical missing chapters of America’s story.

The film follows her journey as an African American woman presenting her personal story from a kitchen stool in a national park theater to media interviews and international audiences who hang on to every word she utters. 

The documentary captures her fascinating life -- from the experiences of a young Black woman in a WWII segregated union hall, through her multi-faceted career as a singer, activist, mother, legislative representative, and park planner to her present public role. At the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, Betty illuminates the invisible histories of African Americans and other people of color. Her efforts have changed the way the National Park Service conveys this history to audiences across the U.S., challenging us all to move together toward a more perfect union.

  • Runtime
    52 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Carl Bidleman