08/26/2013 09:49 am ET Updated Aug 26, 2013

Why Alice Guy-Blaché Is A Woman We Should All Know About

You've probably never heard of Alice Guy-Blaché, but you aren't the only one.

The Frenchwoman was one of the first people in the world to make narrative films, and accomplished a great deal at a time when women weren't even allowed to vote.

After filmmakers Pamela Green and Jarik van Sluijs learned about this incredible woman, they felt her story deserved to be told. They are currently producing a documentary called "Be Natural" about Alice Guy-Blaché's work and legacy.

During her career Guy-Blaché made over 1,000 films, including the oldest surviving film with an all-African-American cast, and started a movie production studio in New Jersey.

Check out the video above or head over to their Kickstarter page to see more of what Green and van Sluijs hope to accomplish.

[h/t Upworthy]



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