Muta’Ali Muhammad, grandson of Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, is developing a documentary film based on their lives, their art, their activism, and their love for each other. Since this legendary couple is held in such great esteem in the black community, a film like this, produced by their grandson, would be an amazing treasure for us all.
The project, titled Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee, is in need of funding, and Muhammad has launched a Kickstarter page to raise the $50,000 necessary to complete the project. The video trailer accompanying the page is pretty amazing. Any contribution made to help this film reach fruition would be a sound investment. At the time of this writing, there were only 22 backers and $1,573 raised. Muhammad has just 38 remaining days to reach his goal. Visit the Kickstarter page to help.