Excited to learn that my documentary “The Little Girl with the Big Voice” was featured on Rhode Island PBS a couple weeks ago!!!
The Little Girl with the Big Voice by Rafael Moscatel examines the struggles of women and children in the early 1930’s and 40’s through the eyes of Mary Small, a child prodigy, restless wife and dedicated mother whose resilience in the face of constant challenges made her a defining symbol of her generation. Although she was undoubtedly one of the most recognizable stars of the Golden Age, she disappeared an unknown, became a ward of the court and her possessions were discarded in the city dump. She never received so much as an obituary. This film by her long lost grandson attempts to finally right that wrong. Winner of Best Short Documentary at the Burbank International Film Festival (2015), Official Selection Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival (2015) and Official Selection of the New York Independent Film Festival (2015).
Today we were honored to receive the Stanford Law School Fair Use Project’s last letter, stating that the clips we identified in our film were likely protected by the Fair Use Doctrine. We are so sad to see this great program close down but hope our film, The Little Girl With The Big Voice, will one day serve as an example of what can be accomplished, and how history can be preserved with these types of efforts. Learn more at www.marysmall.net.