Ruby Dee-Ossie Davis Film on the Way

The grandson of the phenomenal couple is crafting a documentary about their activism and love.

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee in 2004 (Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

The Huffington Post reports that thanks to donations from fans, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee may have a documentary chronicling their lives soon. Promoting the project -- called Life's Essentials With Ruby Dee -- through the fundraising website Kickstarter, Dee's family will have a hand in telling the story of her and her late husband.

Directed by Dee's grandson Muta'Ali Muhammad and his partner Jevon "NJ" Frank, the documentary marks the first official project chronicling the couple's long careers and 57 years of marriage.

"We have received several proposals over the years [to do a film], but it never seemed to be the right time or circumstance," Dee explained to The Huffington Post.

"Ossie and I were gratified to discover that some of our most satisfying collaborations were with our adult children, so when my eldest grandson, Muta'Ali Muhammad, approached me about this documentary I was intrigued," she continued.

"So I checked his credentials -- and they were as impressive as his pedigree!" Dee said it was a "joy" to work with her grandson, adding, "I am very pleased to be able to have a hand in the telling of our story."

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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