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Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee carries the legacy of Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee forward for the first time in feature documentary form and is told through the eyes of their grandson, Muta'Ali. 




Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee, a documentary style film about love, art and activism, tells the story of one of the most enduring couples of our times, Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee.

Ossie & Ruby's achievements in love (sustained marriage for 57 years), art (pioneers in black theater) and activism (always using their influence to help "the people") parallel nearly a century of change in America. With this story being told through the lens of their grandson (filmmaker), an innate hunger to learn everything possible about Ossie & Ruby's lives and apply it to today's fight to preserve love, art and activism is always present.

Based on candid questions, revealing conversations, and never-before-seen family archival material, Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee shares the wisdom of the ages with this present generation and carries the legacy of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee forward in history for the first time in feature documentary form.

Ossie & Ruby's Website: http://www.ossieandruby.com
IMDB: Ossie DavisRuby Dee
Wikipedia: Ossie DavisRuby Dee

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