“Constance, I knew your production would be good but it so exceeded whatever my expectations were. AMAZING. You not only portrayed what Hope’s life has been about really well but the artistry of the film and the timing in switching mood and topics back and forth was perfect. Just as I was being lulled into some meditative facet of the film, you jarred me back to that hideous McCarren hearing. I paid such close attention because I never knew where you were going to go next – incredible sense of timing!!”
Diane, Palos Verdes, CA

“AMAZING research and wonderful presentation!”
Jim, Manhattan Beach, CA

“What a great and provocative story, told so very well. We know that you will insight discussion and learning through this film that will impact the world. Her music is beautiful, she is beautiful — she has such grace, femininity, and strength.”
Donna, Long Beach, CA

“Red Hope? is a wonderful and inspiring film!”
Jamie, San Diego, CA

“I was impressed with the structuring of the piece such that, it always kept the viewer involved and wondering. It was instructive for me as, little was known of her life as a social activist. I’ve always known of her successful singing career in Mexico and Europe and, her ability to speak and sing in several languages. But, oh, what a magnificent voice!”
Robert, Los Angeles, CA

“I was very moved by the message the director Constance Jackson delivered and the beautifully shot film presented of Hope Foye. I have great personal interest in topics regarding the Pre-McCarthy and McCarthy eras of repression. My own father was one of the approximately 5,000 Americans fired from government service and blacklisted because of his affiliations….”
Jan, Torrance, CA

“I was so moved by Red Hope? I was touched by the passionate commitment to the art of filmmaking by the director Constance Jackson, which is evident in the film. The film was appealing and pertinent today on several levels. The most compelling is the story of one of our nation’s most precious treasures, Ms. Hope Foye. Her talent and beauty is only exceeded by her courage during the McCarthy period when the civil rights movement was in its infancy when those of lesser character could have compromised their principles to save themselves. What inspired me beyond this is her grace and the delight she finds in life today. This is true, modern regalness that only a woman who came before her time can possess fully.”
Joy, San Pedro, CA

“I personally feel that the McCarthy Era did not end when the man [Joe McCarthy] was sanctioned by Congress. The damage has been done and has yet to be undone. I have long said, furthermore, that the McCarthy Era will not be over until Paul Robeson has been restored to our national consciousness. Thus, I was delighted to hear that this film was being made. As a member of the board of the Paul Robeson Center, I have a few times had the honor in working with Ms. Foye. Not only is this protégé of Mr. Robeson still singing and still has an amazing voice, but she’s still articulate in expressing the ongoing struggle. A fabulous film!”
Carol Frances, Los Angeles

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Constance L. Jackson, MPH, President/CEO is the writer, director and producer of all the films in Permanent Production's collection. Ms. Jackson earned a Master's degree in Public Health, specializing in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Ms. Jackson also has a Bachelor's degree in Speech Communication. The documentary films produced by Permanent Productions present cutting-edge issues that delve deeply into the underlying factors that make up the nuances of an individual and a country. She has the ability to tap into the essence of many unspoken issues immersing viewers into the story, allowing them to think and talk about their own behavior and experiences.