Show Low, Pinetop, Lakeside and the White Mountains of Arizona

THE LAST DOLL LADY

Director 

Taryn Hough

In the 1950s a program called Dolls for Democracy was started. Women known as "doll ladies" would travel to local schools and teach children, through the use of hand carved wooden character dolls, about why racism and intolerance is wrong. Over the decades the program has faded into obscurity, but one woman has made it her life's mission to reignite a nations passion for the programs hopeful message. Selma Bukstein was one of the original doll ladies, now 60 years later and at the age of 91, she's the last doll lady.

The Last Doll Lady follows Selma's efforts to revitalize the program and pass on its legacy to a new generation.

Official Early Acceptance - Semi Finalist