Here’s To Life with Tori Reid

Ep. 37: Ruth E. Carter (Part II) - What Makes Ruth, Ruth?

August 31, 2022 Ruth E. Carter Season 3 Episode 37
Here’s To Life with Tori Reid
Ep. 37: Ruth E. Carter (Part II) - What Makes Ruth, Ruth?
Show Notes

She is so much more than a costume designer or expert storyteller. She is a trailblazer. A pioneer. A leader. Think Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther. Spike Lee’s Malcolm X, Do The Right Thing or 12 other Spike Lee joints. Ava DuVernay’s Selma. Lee Daniels' The Butler. Steven Spielberg’s Amistad. Coming 2 America… and so much more. But who is the woman behind the accolades? What makes her tick? What gives her life? And what drove her to become the first African American to win an Academy Award in Costume Design? And furthermore, how has it changed her?

Here's to diving deeper into the life and mind of the modern iconoclast… Ruth E. Carter.


Guest:  Ruth E. Carter
Host and Producer:  Tori Reid
Executive Producer:  Patrick A. Howell
Co-Executive Producer:  Tori Reid
Associate Producer:  Sterfon Demings
Writer:  Tori Reid
Post Production:  Cutting Edge Editing
Additional Post Production:  Stereo Mixtrumental
Post Production Assistant:  Sydney Rhone 
Music Supervision:  Another Place in Time Music
Voiceover Artist:  Vïntóry Blake Moore
Premier Advertising Sponsor:  Vivreau Water Systems
Advertising Sponsor:  Hampton University
Advertising Sponsor:  Hilton Sacramento Arden West
Ad Voiceover Artist:  Ginger Levert
Logo Photography:  Bobby Holland / MPTV Images
Photo credit for Ruth E. Carter:  Jeff Lipsky

“Glow” by Stereo Mixtrumental
“Burning Up” by Chi Vaughn
"Act I Fluvial" by Jo Wandrini
Outro - Produced by Stereo Mixtrumental
Vivreau Ad Music - "Soft Speak" by Siarate

a Victory & Noble production
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Connect with the Guest:
Ruth E. Carter Official Website
Ruth E. Carter Afrofuturism in Costume Design Exhibit
Visit Hampton University: The Standard of Excellence

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