Directed and co-written by 2014 Athena Award-winner, Kasi Lemmons, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
Kasi Lemmons is an award-winning director, writer, actress and professor who has been a staple in Hollywood for nearly three decades. Her acclaimed 1997 feature directorial debut, Eve’s Bayou, was recently inducted into the National Film Registry. The film received the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, and the National Board of Review bestowed her with a special first-time director award. Lemmons’ other projects include the film Harriet starring Cynthia Erivo, Black Nativity, and the upcoming Netflix series Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker, starring Academy-Award winner Octavia Spencer. Lemmons was a recipient of a 2014 Athena Award.