Client: Rexpix Media
No champion has overcome more obstacles than the first African-American win a Grand Slam. A poor man’s daughter from Harlem, Althea Gibson emerged as the unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950’s. Shunned by the establishment but thrust into the glare of the early Civil Rights movement, Althea’s story is an illumination into a broader realm of African-American History.
Trailblazer Studios provided finishing, color correction, and audio post services for this feature documentary that screened at a number of festivals including Doc NYC, Full Frame, and the American Black Film Festival. Althea was ultimately broadcast as part of the PBS American Masters series.