Film about civil rights activist honored at St. Tropez Film Festival

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Michael Calia, producer of “Justice as a Black Woman: The Life and Work of Constance Baker Motley” and director of our Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center

Quinnipiac University was honored at the St. Tropez International Film Festival for its documentary, “Justice is a Black Woman: The Life and Work of Constance Baker Motley.” The film was named Best Documentary Feature at the festival held in May 2013 in France.

The biographical film tells the story of the New Haven native, who was a civil rights activist, state senator, lawyer and judge. Among her accomplishments was successfully arguing 10 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and earning an appointment to the federal bench by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

“Constance Baker Motley’s tireless work on behalf of justice and equality changed American society forever,” said Michael Calia, producer of the film and director of Quinnipiac’s Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center.

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